Books & E-books

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Costs for Reserving a Book

  • Reserving an item from our library or one of the Northern Beaches Libraries costs $1.00
  • Reserving an item from outside the Northern Beaches library service costs $3.00 per item.
  • In addition to the $3.00, reservations from the SWIFT Library Co-op (Ashfield, Botany and Marrickville) will cost you $6.00 and from universities or TAFE institutions $16.50.
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Overdue Items

If your item is overdue we charge you 25 cents a day per item, up to a maximum of $10.00 per item.

You will be unable to borrow or renew any items, or place a hold on any item until your overdue charges are reduced to less than $5.00.


Lost or damaged items

From time to time items are lost or damaged. If an item is damaged or lost it will cost you $5.00 plus the cost of replacing the item.

Access 1000s of e-books

Your Northern Beaches library card gives you free access to thousands of popular eBooks and eAudiobooks on your device.

From audio stories for kids to bestselling fiction and non-fiction, we have something for everyone.

Borrow at any time, wherever you are, and never worry about late fees again!

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To borrow books and e-books from the library, you must be a member.

Membership is free.
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The Avalon Recreation Centre
59a Old Barrenjoey Road
Avalon Beach
NSW 2017
02 9918 3013

Mon - Fri: 10am - 4.45pm
Sat: 10am - 1pm
Sun: Closed