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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

  • Provisional online membership of the library is free.
  • After completing the online form you will be given an automatically generated membership number. Please email this number to
  • Please visit Cessnock Library or Kurri Kurri Library to collect your Library card.


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

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