Become a member

Kingston Libraries are free to join and open to anyone living in Victoria.

To join, visit any of our branches and bring identification. You will also need to provide a phone number and email address.

If you are under 15, a parent or legal guardian will need to come with you and provide their identification as the guarantor on the card. If you are 15 or older you can join the library with your own identification. 

If you don't have any suitable forms of identification, please contact the library to discuss alternatives.

Another option is to join online and receive a temporary three month membership providing you instant access to our digital library. If you wish to continue using our digital library or borrow physical items, please visit any of our branches and bring identification. 

Join online

My account

Log in to your account to

  • Keep track of your items borrowed and due dates
  • Place holds on items
  • Renew items
  • Return eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Change your details
  • Turn on SMS notifications 

You can reset your password if you've forgotten it. Contact us if you can’t remember your library card number or don’t receive a reset password email.


You can borrow up to 40 items at a time from our collections.

There are some exceptions:

Most items can be loaned for 3 weeks and renewed twice if they haven’t been reserved by others. 

Item Loan period Renewals Max items per format
Books (print & audio) 3 weeks 2 40
eBooks and eAudio 3 weeks 2 40
DVDs & Blu-rays 3 weeks 2 40
CD music 3 weeks 2 40
Disc golf discs 3 weeks 2 15
STEAM kits 3 weeks 2 1
iPads 3 weeks 2 1
Quick picks 2 weeks 0 40
VOX books 3 weeks 2 5
Heat sensor 2 weeks 0 1
Power-Mate 2 weeks 0 1
Magazines 1 week 2 40
Launchpads 1 week 2 2
PlayStation 5 games 1 week 2 2
Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One games 1 week 2 5

Community Languages

We have books, magazines, newspapers, and DVDs in several community languages. We can transfer these if you would prefer to collect them at another branch.

  • Chinese - Clarinda Library and Westall Library
  • Greek - Clarinda Library
  • Italian - Clarinda Library

Book group sets

We have over 35 book titles available for loan as a set of 10. Perfect for reading groups struggling to find 10 copies of the same book.

Book group sets are available for collection in the first week of the month and can be borrowed for 6 weeks with no renewals.

Each book group will need a convenor who will be responsible for borrowing the set of books on their card, ensuring all books are returned on time as a set and dealing with any replacement costs for missing books or damaged books that cannot be repaired.

Book set list

  • David Attenborough – A Life on Our planet
  • Margaret Atwood – The Testaments
  • Fredrick Backman– A Man Called Ove
  • Marie Benedict– The Personal Librarian
  • Rutger Bergman – Humankind– A Hopeful History (9 copies available)
  • John Boyne – The Heart’s Invisible Furies
  • Emma Carney– The Girl Who Fell From the Sky
  • Jak Charles– Born Again Blakfella
  • Lauren Chater– The Winter Dress
  • Rebecca Connolly– Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice
  • Brendan Cowell – Plum
  • Miranda Cowley Heller – The Paper Palace
  • Trent Dalton – All Our Shimmering Skies
  • Charles Dickens– Great Expectations
  • Emma Donoghue– Loved by Heart
  • Sebastian Faulks– Snow Country
  • Sara Foster– The Hush
  • Kate Grenville – Restless Dolly Maunder
  • John Grisham – Sparring Partners
  • Chris Hammer – Silver
  • Robyn Harding – The Party
  • Anita Heiss – Bila Yarrudhanggalangdhuray (River of Dreams)
  • Sally Hepworth – The Mother–In–Law
  • Sally Hepworth – The Younger Wife
  • Kazuo Ishiguro – Klara and the Sun
  • Eddie Jaku – The Happiest Man on Earth
  • Elton John – Me
  • Douglas Kennedy – Afraid of the Light
  • Hannah Kent– Devotion
  • Sarah Krasnostein – The Believer
  • Sofie Laguna – Infinite Splendours
  • Emily St John Mandel– Sea of Tranquility
  • Ben Machell – The Unusual Suspect
  • Melina Marchetta – Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil
  • Val McDermid– 1979
  • Darragh McKeon – All That is Solid Melts into Air
  • Delphine Minoui – The Book Collectors of Daraya
  • Fatima Farheen Mirza – A Place For Us
  • Joanna Nell – Great Escape from Woodlands Nursing Home
  • Celest Ng – Our Missing Hearts
  • Richard Osman – The Bullet that Missed
  • Delia Owens– Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Angela Pippos – Lucky's
  • Sian Prior– Childless
  • Craig Silvey– Honeybee
  • Catherine Raven – Fox and I–An Uncommon Friendship
  • Diana Reid – Love and Virtue
  • Kiley Reid – Such a Fun Age
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid – Carrie Soto is Back
  • Taylor Jenkins Reid– The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
  • Holly Ringland – The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart (9 copies available)
  • Sally Rooney – Normal People
  • Colm Toibin – Brooklyn (9 copies available)
  • Anne Tyler – Clock Dance (9 copies available)
  • Anne Tyler – French Braid
  • Andy Weir – Project Hail Mary
  • Christian White – Wild Place
  • Colson Whitehead – Harlem Shuffle


Items can be returned at any Kingston Libraries branch. Our branches all have a returns chute outside the library that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

There are no fines for late returns, but any overdue items need to be returned before you can borrow again. Remember, others may be waiting to borrow the item you have at home, so prompt returns by the due date is appreciated.

Library app

Download the Kingston Libraries App on your phone or tablet from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to:

  • Store your library card in the app so you no longer need a physical card
  • Track and manage your loans, including renewals and holds (you can also link other family members cards, such as children)
  • Browse our catalogue and place holds, including eBooks and eAudiobooks
  • Check out physical items from one our branches (view tutorial)

Contact us if you need assistance setting up the app on your device or have any questions.

Lost or damaged items/cards

Contact us if you lose or damage an item. There will be a replacement charge for lost items or damaged items.

If you lose your library card, contact us immediately as you’re responsible for all items borrowed on your card. To replace your card, please see staff at any branch, showing identification with your name and current address on it. 

If your library card has been damaged, visit one of our branches with the damaged card to have it replaced. Please notify us if you may have printing money left on the card so we can check and transfer any credit.

There is no charge for replacing a lost or damaged card.

Extended access

Extended access allows library members the convenience to access the library outside of normal staffed hours.

Library members can pick up holds, browse, borrow, study, use public computers, print, scan, copy and access Wi-Fi.

Extended access membership will be open to approved Kingston Library members who complete an induction at the library and are aged 18+ years.

For more information read the conditions of use(PDF, 42KB).

Extended access is currently available at Dingley Village and Patterson Lakes Libraries. Induction sessions are now available to book for your preferred library branch.

Book now

Day Dingley Village  Patterson Lakes
Monday 2pm to 6pm 9am to 2pm
Tuesday 9am to 2pm 2pm to 6pm
Wednesday 9am to 6pm 9am to 6pm
Thursday 2pm to 6pm 9am to 2pm
Friday 9am to 2pm 2pm to 6pm
Sunday 2pm to 5pm 2pm to 5pm