Join the library

Membership of the Isaac Regional Libraries is free to adults and children who live in the region.

To become a member please complete the Library New Membership Form (PDF, 566 KB) and present it at your local Isaac Library with:

  • Evidence of residency 
    (must be an official document that shows residential address)
  • A current drivers licence or photographic identification

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This can be (but is not limited to) one of the following documents; Rates notice, Drivers licence, telephone or electricity account, rent book or Passport.

Adults who can't supply evidence of residency may apply for a temporary membership at a cost of $100 per person. 

Each family member (spouse, children) who wishes to borrow library resources will be required to register as a temporary member.

The $100 fee will be refunded upon receipt of evidence of residency or if the membership is cancelled.

Borrowing

When you have an Isaac Library membership card you will be entitled to loan resources from any of the Isaac Libraries. Library cards must be shown each time you borrow an item.
You may borrow up to 10 library resources at a time for a four (4) week period. 

Limits apply to some collections (eg DVD's and audiobooks) in the Isaac libraries. There may be some limits put on a single subject to provide equity of access throughout the Isaac Regional Libraries.

Renewing

You may phone a local Isaac Library and talk to one of our Library Officers to ask for a renewal on the loan of your current resources that are not overdue. Borrowed items can be renewed twice unless the item has been reserved by another member. Members can also take advantage of logging on to the online catalogue to renew their items and update account details. Items that are overdue must be returned to your nearest Isaac Library.

Reserving

When you log onto the online catalogue you can browse our catalogue and reserve items of your choosing from any Isaac Library. These items will be sent to your preferred Isaac Library where staff will give you a courtesy call to pick up your items. These items will be held for two (2) weeks before being returned to their home library.

Returning

You may return your Isaac Library resources to any Isaac Library. The following libraries have after hour chutes for your convenience:

  • Clermont
  • Dysart
  • Glenden
  • Middlemount
  • Moranbah
  • Nebo
  • St Lawrence

Overdue

Ensure that you have updated your email address with an Isaac Library Officer to receive your overdue notices via email. Alternatively, your overdue notice will be posted to you if currently do not have an email address. $10.80 will be charged to you for overdue fees.

Replacement Library Cards

If your library card is lost or damaged, you can order a replacement library card. The cost is $5.00 in accordance with Council's Fees and Charges schedule (PDF)

Library Opening Times

You will find all our Isaac Libraries operating hours here. Please remember that you can return borrowed items to any Isaac Library

Free E-Resources

Isaac Library Service wants you and your family to be able to enjoy lifelong learning. We have dedicated pages to free e-resources that will assist under 5's, students, parents and community to have access to some great resources. You require your library membership card to log on to these sites. When using the State Library of Queensland e-resources, you will be required to apply for an e-services card or a QPL account. Ask your local Library Officer for assistance with this.

Internet

The Isaac Libraries have public access computers available with internet for your convenience. This service is FREE of charge in accordance with Council's fees and charges.

Charges

Isaac libraries have the capacity to print, photocopy and scan documents for your convenience. Check with your local Isaac Library if they have the capacity to scan emails to ensure your documents get away quickly.

Item Charges

  • B&W print/photocopy: 0.30c per A4 page, 0.50c per A3 page
  • Full colour print/photocopy: $2.00 per A4 page, $3.00 per A3 page
  • Scan: 0.20c per page
  • Faxing (Sending & Receiving) domestic: $2.00 for the first page, $1.05 per each additional page
  • Laminating: $2.30 per A4 page, $3.80 per A3 page, $1.20 per business card

Lost or Damaged Items

Lost items or items returned damaged will incur a charge to the customer at replacement cost.