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Library Card Login

View and manage your loans by signing into your library card online!

Don't have a library card? Get one by joining Kingston Libraries! You can join online or in person at any one of our library branches. All you need to bring is ID showing your current address.

Find Items

Search for items available in our collections using our online library catalogue.

If you see an item available on our shelves that you would like to borrow, you can place a hold for free using our online library catalogue, or by calling us on 1300 135 668 to have a librarian put it aside for you at the library branch of your choice.

If an item is out on loan, you can place a hold on it for free as well. When the item is returned, it will be captured for you and sent to the library branch of your choice.

Click & Collect

Click & Collect is a free service that allows you to request items from our collections for pickup ahead of time. You can order items using our online catalogue, using the Kingston Libraries mobile app, or by calling our team on 1300 135 668.

Once we have received your order:

  • Our team will gather all available items *
  • A notification will be sent to you via email or phone to advise you that your items are ready for collection
  • You will have one week to collect your items

*You will be placed on a waiting list for any items not currently available on our shelves.

Borrowing Information

You need to bring your library card whenever you wish to borrow items or use the internet at the library. Self-service checkout points are available at all library branches.

Borrowing Period

Books, Audiobooks, DVDs, BluRays, Music CDs, and Disc Golf Discs can be borrowed for 3 weeks. Magazines, Nintendo Wii games, XBOX ONE games, PS4 games, Launch Pads, and iPads can be borrowed for 1 week. You are allowed any combination of items up to a total of 40 per card. See the table below for more information on loan periods, renewal allowances, and maximum number of items per format allowances.

Print, audio and electronic
3 Weeks 2 40
DVDs and BluRays 3 Weeks 2 40
Quick Picks 2 Weeks 0 40
CD Music 3 Weeks 2 40
Disc Golf Discs* 3 Weeks 2 8
Magazines 1 Week 2 40
Nintendo Switch Games 1 Week 2 5
XBOX ONE Games 1 Week 2 5
PS4 Games 1 Week 2 5
Launch Pad 1 Week 2 2
iPads 1 Week 2 1

*Disc Golf Discs are only available to borrow from Clarinda Library. Discs may be returned to all library branches. Disc Golf Scorecards are available to download from the Disc Golf information page on the City of Kingston website.

Digital Collections

Digital collections, including eBooks and eAudiobooks, are also available for loan. For more information and access to our digital collections, please visit our eLibrary page.


An item on loan can be renewed if:

  • The item has not already reached its renewal limit (maximum 2 renewals per item)
  • The item has not been placed on hold by another borrower.

The item is renewed with the usual borrowing period for that format starting from the day of renewal. You can renew your library items using 3 options:

  1. Online: You can renew your items using Kingston Libraries online library catalogue. See above for instructions on signing in. You will need to have your library card number and PIN/Password to be able to access this feature. Please ask staff at any branch if you wish to have a PIN/Password allocated to your card.
  2. Via telephone: Call the library on 1300 135 668, and have your library card number ready.
  3. In person: Let the library staff know the titles of the items you wish to renew.

Returning Items

Items can be returned at any Kingston Libraries branch.

Late Returns

There are no fines for late returns, but any overdue items need to be returned before you can borrow again

Lost or Damaged Items

Contact library staff if you have lost or damaged an item. A replacement charge will be incurred.

Reporting a Lost Card

If you lose your Library card, contact Kingston Libraries immediately. To replace your card, please see staff at any branch, showing identification with your name and current address on it. There is no charge for replacing a lost card.

Damaged Cards

If your Library card has been damaged, come into any one of our library branches with the damaged card to have it replaced.

Please note: If you believe there may be printing money left on your damaged card, please inform library staff replacing your card so that they can check and transfer any remaining credit.

Reporting a Change of Details

If your personal details have changed please come into any library with identification showing your new details. You may also update your details online by signing into your library card.

Keeping Track of Your Loans

You can keep track of your loans by logging into your account at libcat.kingston.vic.gov.au or by download the Kingston Libraries app.

Kingston Libraries' Notification Services

Kingston Libraries send out hold pickup and overdue notices via email, SMS, and post. These notices include notification for when holds are awaiting collection and notification for when library items are due to be returned. You can only receive either email OR post notifications, not both at once. SMS reminders can be sent in addition to email or post.

Email Notifications

Emails are sent continuously throughout the day.

  • Advanced Notice - Items Due In Two Days
  • Overdue Notice 1 - Items Due Last Week
  • Overdue Notice 2 - Items Due Two Weeks Ago
  • Holds - Ready For Pickup

Posted Notifications

Posted notifications are sent daily. Be aware that due to Australia Post you may receive notifications up to 5 days after the original posting date.

  • Overdue Notice 1 - Items Due Last Week
  • Overdue Notice 2 - Items Due Two Weeks Ago
  • Holds - Ready For Pickup

SMS Notifications

SMS notifications are sent daily for convenient, on the day reminders.

  • Items Due - Items Due Today
  • Holds - Ready For Pickup

How Do I Receive Email Notifications?

The only requirement is a valid email address. To elect to receive email notifications, or to change your email address we have on file, simply call 1300 135 668 or sign into your library account to update your details online.

How Do I Receive SMS Notifications?

If you have a mobile phone number registered in our system, you can receive SMS notifications. To check if your account can receive SMS notifications:

  • Sign into your library card
  • Select the Personal Information tab
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Select the SMS Notifications bar to expand it
  • If your mobile number is listed:
    • Select your number to see and edit your SMS notifications
  • If your mobile number is not listed:
    • Select the Add SMS Notification button
    • Enter a label for your number in the Label field
    • Enter your mobile number in the Phone number field
    • Check the checkboxes for Overdue notice and/or Hold pickup notice
    • Select Save

You can also call 1300 135 668 and our library staff will be happy to help you update your preferences.


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Kingston Libraries maintains that your privacy is important to you and to us. For further information please refer to the Library's Privacy Statement and Kingston Council's Privacy Page.

Library Branch Locations

Kingston Libraries currently has 9 library branches operating across the municipality. Click on any of the below locations to view more detailed information about their hours, address, and other branch specific information:

For an overview of hours at all our library branches, please visit our Opening Hours page.

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