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   Auburn                             Lidcombe                       Regents Park                      Newington  

Joining Auburn City Library Service

It is free to join Auburn City Library Service.

Over 18's

If you are aged 18 years or over you are required to complete and submit a joining form. You will be given a temporary Membership and PIN. You will then need to bring identification showing your current address to your nearest Auburn City library branch.   Proof of  residential address can be  a current drivers licence or a current utility bill.

Under 18's

If you are under 18 years of age you are required to have a parent or guardian sign your application form. Proof of their name and current residential address will be required.

When you join online, you will be given a temporary Membership number and PIN. Your parent/guardian will need to fill out the Youth Membership form. Bring the completed form as well as identification showing your parent/guardian's current address to your nearest library.  

Collections

We have an extensive range of collections including books, multimedia and magazines. These are available for use by visitors and members.  

Books

Members can borrow from a selection of over 118,000 books for adults and children including best sellers, non-fiction, paperbacks, large print and picture books. 

Multimedia

Members can borrow from a selection of over 14,000 items including music, movie classics, documentaries, bestselling fiction and non-fiction and children’s programs.

Magazines

The library holds a large variety of magazines for adults, children and youth on topics such as health, home & garden, hobbies & sport, family & lifestyle, local government, science & technology, consumer and current affairs.

Community Languages

The library holds books and other materials in: African (Dinka, Somali, Swahili), Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, Croatian, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Tamil, Turkish and Vietnamese. 
 
Auburn is part of a cooperative project called WESCOL (West South West Sydney Community Language Collection). WESCOL is a rotating collection of community language books in Arabic, Chinese, and Vietnamese languages. These collections are rotated every eight months between the five participating libraries (Auburn, Bankstown, Canterbury, Fairfield and Liverpool).
 
If we do not have books in a particular language, we can organise bulk loans from other libraries.

ESL (English as a Second Language)

The library holds many books and multimedia items to help you learn or improve your English literacy skills.
 
The Library has several online databases available  that will help customers learning English.

Newspapers

There is a wide choice of newspapers in English and community languages available for use in the library.

Reference and Special Collections (not for loan)

The reference collection includes encyclopaedias,  dictionaries, yearbooks and atlases.  The special collections include NAPLAN, IELTS, legal information (LIAC), drug information (DI@YLL) and  High School Certificate resources (HSC). These items are available for use in the library only.

Local Studies

This research collection includes information on the history of Auburn, family history resources, photographs of the local area and Auburn City Council information. This collection is housed at the Auburn Library  and is available for use in the library only.
 
Visit the Local Studiespage for more information.

Online Resources

The library provides access to online books and research databases on a range of subjects. Visit the Online Resourcespage for further information.