Collections and Borrowing

Collections available

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.

  • Magazines
  • DVD, Blu-Ray and CD
  • Nintendo DS Games
  • Audio Books
  • Community Languages (LOTE)
  • Travel Collection (based at the Cultural Centre Library)
  • Toy Library - these items must be returned to the branch where they were borrowed
  • Newspapers are available at each library branch for reading only
  • Cultural Heritage Collection - this is located at our Marion Cultural Heritage Centre for research only
  • Online Resources - these are available on the library website

Items available for a 4 week loan:

  • Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Large Print
  • Community Languages (LOTE Collection)
  • CD Audio Books
  • Adult literacy materials
  • Children's literacy materials
  • CD-ROMs
  • Flipback Books

Items available for a 2 week loan:

  • Magazines (the latest issue is not for loan)
  • DVDs
  • Nintendo DS Games
  • CDs
  • Blu-Ray Discs

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.


eBooks and Audio Books

Visit the Libraries of SA online catalogue to browse and download from the collection of eBooks and audio books available for loan. Compatible with a large range of devices and absolutely free. All you need is your library card and internet access.


BookMyne for Libraries App

BookMyne makes it quick and easy to access the Marion Library Service wherever you are. Search the library catalogue, place holds, manage your checkouts, holds and account information instantly on your smartphone or tablet. 


Purchase suggestions

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.


Multicultural resources

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, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian and Hindi and include:

  • Books
  • Periodicals
  • Newspapers
  • Newsletters
  • Information brochures
  • Audio books
  • Compact discs and DVDs

Materials in languages other than those listed above may be available at other South Australian Public libraries and can be access through the Library catalogue online

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.

Marion Libraries provides access to online language databases including:

  • Road to IELTS is a self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam
  • Transparent Language Online provides access to online languages courses with over 80 languages to choose from
  • NSW AMES is Australia's leading provider of online English courses. 


Borrowing items
Renew an item

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.

Please note:

  • If items borrowed by you are lost or damaged the replacement cost will be charged.
  • Payments made on lost items are non refundable.
Placing a hold

Holds may be placed on items 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 either of these options) or by letter when your hold 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 holds that are 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.


Useful Marion Library Service information

Cultural Centre Library
287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park SA 5046
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Phone: 8375 6785
Cove Civic Centre 
1 Ragamuffin Drive, Hallett Cove SA 5158
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Phone: 8375 6755
Park Holme Library 
1 Duncan Avenue, Park Holme SA 5043
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Phone: 8375 6745

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