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Answers for frequently asked questions

How do I join the library?

You can become a member online. It's free, easy and you don't have to live in the area. Being a member gives you access to longer Internet sessions, great Library and History events and you can borrow up to 30 items.  

Where is the library?

Marrickville Library and History is part of the Inner West Council and has four local branches - Marrickville, Emanuel Tsardoulias Community Library (Dulwich Hill), St Peters/Sydenham, and Stanmore. For where to find them, visit our locations page. Marrickville Council Archives are located at Petersham Town Hall. 

How do I pay my library fees?

Pay your fees online or in person at any of our library branches. Visa and Mastercard credit cards are accepted. There is a 1% Council surcharge on credit card payments.

What is my PIN?

You set up your personal identification number when signing up for membership. If you have forgotten please contact the library on 9335 2173.

How do I subscribe to the library's monthly eNewsletter?

Subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter by completing this online form

Why has the library sent me an overdue notice for an item that I have returned?

It's most likely that the notice was mailed out before you returned the item. But, you can check My Account or contact the Library by phoning 9335 2173 to see if the item is still on your account. If you are sure you have returned the item, and it is still appearing on your account, please tell library staff so they can check the shelves for you.

Why do I have to pay an overdue fee when the library didn't send me an overdue notice?

The Library sends out overdue notices as a courtesy. It is your responsibility as a member to return items by the due date given to you at the time of check out. Failure to receive an overdue notice is not accepted as a reason to waive fees.

I was next in line for a hold but now someone else has borrowed the item. How did this happen?

Marrickville Library is a member of the SWIFT network of libraries with Ashfield, Burwood and Strathfield. Belonging to SWIFT gives Marrickville Library members access to a larger and wider range of items. However, members of the library where the item is located have preference. So, if someone from a SWIFT Library puts a hold on a SWIFT item that you have reserved, they will get it first. Similarly, Marrickville Library members have preference over members of other SWIFT libraries for items held in the extensive Marrickville Library collection.  

Who do I ask about my account?

Our Ask a Librarian service provides information relating to books, your account and other material held by Marrickville Library and History Services. Our answers are based on factual documentation rather than opinions or subjective analysis.

Please click here for more information.

How do I volunteer at the library?

Marrickville Library and History accepts volunteer applications on an ongoing basis as there isn’t always vacancies.

Please email librarytraininganddevelopment@innerwest.nsw.gov.au.

There is no financial reimbursement for these roles. Inner West Council is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity.

Photo and video consent at library events

Photo and video consent is required at the time of booking for events. In the event that a photographer is present, attendees may be photographed or filmed. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed please inform staff.

Photo and video consent information