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Ready to start borrowing? Sign up for your library card online!

Who can join?

Membership is free for residents of the Cessnock Local Government Area or for people working or studying in the area. Proof of identity and current address is required.

Children under the age of sixteen need the signature of a parent or guardian.

Temporary residents and visitors can also join with limited borrowing rights but are required to pay a deposit. This deposit will be refunded when membership is resigned and there are no outstanding items.

Refer to Council's schedule of Fees and Charges for more information.


Register online

  • Membership of the library is free.
  • Children under the age of sixteen need the signature of a parent or guardian.
  • Please read our Borrowing policies and our Customer Service Charter before before continuing.
  • After completing the online form you will be given an automatically generated membership number.
  • Immediate access to BorrowBox and Libby with your temporary number (three month expiry) and PIN/password.
  • Please visit Cessnock Library or Kurri Kurri Library to collect your Library card.

Privacy discalimer: Purpose: The information on the form is collected for the purpose of joining the Library. Intended recipients: Library staff. Supply: Voluntary. Consequence of non-provision: If you do not supply the information, you will not be able to join the Library. Storage and security: The form will be kept in Council’s document management system in accordance with the relevant legislation. Access: You may correct or update your information by contacting Council’s Privacy Officer on

Ready to get started? Click the button below to accept the above conditions and fill out the registration form.

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