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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 on a full-time basis. 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 within six months of the date of joining if there are no outstanding items or fines when membership is resigned.

Refer to Council's schedule of Fees and Charges(PDF, 2MB) for more information.

Terms and Conditions

  • Provisional online membership of the library is free.
  • You must be a resident of Cessnock Local Government Area.
  • Persons under 16 years of age require an adult guarantor.
  • After completing the online form you will be given an automatically generated membership number. Please email this number to

Due to COVID-19 we will be emailing you your official library membership number and password as soon as we can so you can start using our online services! 

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

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