Join a library

Join a place of possibility where you can connect, create and be inspired.

The City of Adelaide has three libraries located across the city and North Adelaide. They provide friendly and safe, inclusive spaces that encourage people of all ages, cultures and interests to connect, create and be inspired.


The Adelaide City Libraries are free to join. Your membership card connects you to over 3 million items across 130 public libraries in South Australia via the One Card Network. You can collect or return your items to any library within the network. You can also use equipment such as computers, photocopiers and printers and access music, films and more anytime on our Virtual Library.

If you can’t physically get to one of our libraries, don’t worry, our Home Library Service will keep you connected. This is a dedicated program for City of Adelaide residents who can no longer visit the library or carry items home due to long or short term illness, frailty, disability, or their caring role restricting them from getting to the library. Library staff coordinate the service and friendly and skilled volunteers deliver to your door! Contact your closest library for details.

Most importantly, our libraries are places for people to connect with one another on their lifelong learning journey. Our libraries are accessible and inclusive to all, so bring your friends, join one of our book clubs or let the kids connect through our school holiday activities and year round events.


The Adelaide City Libraries have a range of programs and activities that create opportunity, possibility and fun.

Our Innovation Lab, Media Lab, and Digital Hub give you access to the latest technology enabling you to learn new skills and create things you’d only dreamed about.

Be inspired

You don’t need to be a member to use our inspirational spaces at Adelaide City Libraries. You can read our books, newspapers and magazines, attend library sessions such as Storytime, book a session in the Digital Hub or a space in a library for an event without a library card.

Join now

You can register now for library membership through our online catalogue, which even allows you to place holds on up to five items and access the Virtual Library before you come in to complete the registration.

It’s easy to register for full membership. All you need is identification with your name, current address, date of birth and signature. If you are under 18 years of age you will need to be registered by a parent or legal guardian over 18 using your Medicare card or passport.

Please note: by joining our libraries, you agree to the Adelaide City Libraries terms of use.

Get involved

Volunteers are an important part of our library service. If you would like to get involved please see our volunteers page.

We love to hear from passionate people, businesses and organisations. If you have an idea for a partnership, contact us for a chat.