Information for Borrowers

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How to Join the Library

Visit our library to apply for a library membership card. Membership is available to all residents of Western Australia at no charge and regardless of age.

To join the library you will need to present some form of identification containing your current address, and fill in and sign a membership form. You will also need to give us an address and a telephone number of a person who does not live at the same address as you. Acceptable forms of identification are a drivers licence, pension card, utilities account or rent agreement.

  • If you are under 18, you need to come to the library with your parent/guardian to join.
  • Your library card must be presented every time you wish to borrow the items from the library.
  • You need to notify the library as soon as possible, if your card is lost or stolen.

Note: There is a replacement fee of $2.20 for lost library cards.

For further information, contact the Library at 9279 2966 or email baslib@bassendean.wa.gov.au.

By joining the Bassendean Memorial Library you agree to the following statement:

I hereby apply for membership of the Town of Bassendean Library Services entitling me to borrow books and other materials for specified periods of time. I agree that all material lent to me shall receive proper care while in my possession, that I shall recompense the Town of Bassendean for any loss or damage and that I shall observe all rules of the Library which I have read and understood.

Borrowing Rules & Conditions

  1. Library items must not be removed from the building unless they are registered as a loan.
  2. If you misplace your current membership card, you will still be considered responsible for any items borrowed on the card until its loss is reported to the library. A charge is made for a replacement card.
  3. Each member is responsible for ensuring that his/her borrowed items are returned in good order and by the due date

    3.1 DAMAGED ITEMS
    Members may be required to pay the cost of repair or replacement costs of library items returned in a damaged or imperfect condition.

    3.2 LOST ITEMS
    Members will be required to pay the cost of items lost or not returned.

    If any item is one volume/part within a set or series of volumes, and it is found impractical to replace that volume/part, the Member may be required to pay the cost of replacement of the whole work, at the discretion of the Town of Bassendean Memorial Library.

  4. A non-refundable administration fee will be charged for overdue items.

What Can I Borrow?

A combination of 20 items per membership per card can be borrowed and the loan period is three weeks.

Maximum loans per category are:

  • 10 books (this includes talking books,magazines and videos)
  • 10 DVDs
  • 10 music CDs
  • 10 jigsaw puzzles

Library cards must be presented to borrow items. Items can be returned during opening hours or through the after hours return chute.

Renewals and Overdues

Renewing Items

All loans are for 3 weeks only. Items may be renewed in person or by telephone, or on-line as long as they have not been requested by another patron.

Renew items by:

  • Email: baslib@bassendean.wa.gov.au - (Please include your full name, the library card barcode and the title of the item you wish to renew in the main body of the email message.)
  • Telephone: (08) 9279 2966
  • Online: Click here to see your account. You will need a password to access 'My Account'. See below under 'Need a Password?'

Overdues

Reminder notices are sent if items are not returned within 2 weeks after the due back date. To avoid being charged for the replacement cost of items and an administration fee, all overdue items must be returned within the next 2 weeks.

An administration fee of $5.50 is levied if loans are returned 4 weeks or more after the due back date. This fee needs to be paid to avoid suspension of library privileges.

For further information contact the Library at 9279 2966.

Need a Password?

  • Email us - type your full name and your library card bardcode in the main body of the message.
  • Telephone Bassendean Memorial Library on 9279 2966.
  • Visit the library during opening hours.

Click here if you need more information.

Lost and Damaged Items

The library will charge for items that have been lost or damaged beyond repair. The charge will equal a replacement cost for Bassendean Library items and a depreciated cost for State Library of Western Australia items. Minor damage that doesn’t affect the items usefulness will not attract any charge.

For further information contact the Library at 9279 2966.

Reservations and Requests

Reservations

Items that are in the library stock, but out on loan, may be reserved and a maximum of 12 items can be reserved per membership card. The availability of the items in our stock can be established by searching our catalogue and reservations can be made online by clicking on the Reserve link.

All new additions to our collection are displayed in the library and reservations for these items can be made either in person, or online, by accessing the New Stock links or our library catalogue. The display changes every week so visit our library regularly to benefit fully, from a continually evolving collection.

Notices are sent by mail or e-mail to advise patrons that an item is ready for collection. 8 days are allowed for collection so be aware of the deadline date.

Reserve items by:

  • Email: baslib@bassendean.wa.gov.au - (Please include your full name, the library card barcode and the title of the item you wish to renew in the main body of the email message.)
  • Telephone: (08) 9279 2966
  • Online: Click here to see your account. You will need a password to access 'My Account'. See below under 'Need a Password?'

Requests

Items that cannot be found in our catalogue can be requested from another library via inter-library loans. The availability of items in the State’s library can be established by searching the State Library of Western Australia’s catalogue at www.liswa.wa.gov.au. Requests can be submitted at the library or via e-mail.

Request items by:

  • Email: baslib@bassendean.wa.gov.au - (Please include your full name, the library card barcode and the title of the item you wish to renew in the main body of the email message.)
  • Telephone: (08) 9279 2966
  • In Person: At the library - 46 Old Perth Road, Bassendean

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