Collections and Borrowing
Borrow 100 items on your 'One Card', including 20 DVDs. You can borrow and return items at any participating 'One Card' Library in South Australia.
Items available for a 4 week loan:
Items available for a 2 week loan:
Please Note: Under 18 year olds are not able to borrow R-rated DVDs, and under 15 year olds may not borrow R-rated or MA15+ DVDs.
The Marion Library Service encourages purchase suggestions for items not already in the collection or unavailable from another public library.
We place a high priority on satisfying customer requests and materials will be purchased if they meet the needs of the collection and if the budget allows.
If you are unable to read a book for any reason, then you could benefit from borrowing a DAISY player.
The unique DAISY player design makes it easy to play and listen to audio books. Players are available for people with temporary or permanent conditions.
The library has a number of DAISY players can be borrowed for up to six months.
Give your details to our friendly staff. We will then make contact with you about using this free service.
Languages other than English
The Marion Library Service provides multicultural resources in English as part of our general library collection as well as separate collections that consist of community languages.
A variety of resources are available in Chinese, Dutch, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Polish, Russian, Tamil and Vietnamese, and include:
For materials in languages not held at Marion, please contact the relevant South Australian library as per the following list: Multicultural Collection (630 kb)
Language education collection
Audio visual language kits for self education are available in a range of languages and include both basic languages for travellers and language courses ranging from elementary to intermediate level.
Multilingual information collection
According to availability, a range of translated community information brochures and pamphlets are selected to provide non-English speaking residents with access to information on issues such as health, welfare, education, council and government and community services.
The MyLanguage web site provides access to search engines, web directories and news in over 60 languages.
Renew an item
To avoid incurring late fees, items may be renewed by accessing our Library catalogue online, by phone, or in person at any branch of the Marion Library Service. In the instance that another borrower has reserved the item, a renewal is not possible.
- After the due date, all items accumulate fines of 20c per day, per item.
- If items borrowed by you are lost or damaged the replacement cost will be charged.
- Payments made on lost items are non refundable.
- EFTPOS/credit card facilities are unavailable.
Reserving an item
Items may be reserved by phone or in person at any branch of the Marion Library Service, or by accessing our Library catalogue online. We will notify you via SMS or email(if you have requested these option) or by letter when your reservation becomes available.
Library materials are placed on the Holds Shelf in a public area of the library for your collection.
Visit the Library catalogue online to view your library account.
Each card-holder can have up to 30 holds pending at any one time. This does not include hold requests that are in transit or ready for pick up/collection.
Cancelling a hold can be undertaken by accessing the member services section of the Library catalogue online, or via phone or in person at any Marion Library branch.
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