Conditions of use

Libraries are for everyone

Our commitment is to ensure your visit is a pleasant and satisfying experience.

You can expect to:

  • Feel welcome and at ease in a pleasant environment
  • Have access to a broad range of resources and information
  • Be clearly and efficiently directed to the services you require
  • Receive friendly and prompt assistance
  • Receive service in confidence and without bias
  • Be treated with respect and courtesy
  • Know your privacy is protected.

We ask you to assist us by:

  • Being considerate of other library visitors and respecting their rights. (Parents, guardians and carers always remain responsible for those in their care, their actions and behaviour)
  • Treating staff with respect and courtesy at all times
  • Treating the Library’s facilities and property with care
  • Obeying the Library’s Conditions of Use. (available on request)
  • Using your membership card to borrow items or use Library facilities
  • Complying with any reasonable request from Library staff.
  • Conditions of membership

    I agree to abide by all City of Perth policies and conditions of use and will:

    • Present my City of Perth Library card for all Library transactions
    • Accept responsibility for all items borrowed on my card and cards issued to minors named on the Library membership form
    • Report lost/stolen cards to the City of Perth Library immediately
    • Return items on or before the due date (or arrange a renewal if applicable)
    • Agree to pay all charges imposed for late returns, replacement costs and processing charges for any lost, stolen or damaged items; understanding all items remain the property of the City of Perth Library
    • Respect the rights and security of staff and other Library users
    • Notify the City of Perth Library of any changes to the contact details provided.
  • Conditions of Use

    To help us provide a welcoming and safe environment, please:

    • Treat other patrons with respect and courtesy
    • Treat Library staff with respect and courtesy, and follow their instructions• Meet acceptable levels of personal hygiene and clothing
    • Take care not to cause an obstruction with power cords or belongings
    • Use mobile phones and other electronic devices quietly
    • View appropriate ‘G’ rated material on laptops or library computers
    • Take care of Library furniture, collections and property
    • Take responsibility for your belongings
    • Supervise and take responsibility for those in your care
    • Be considerate of others when taking photographs or videos in the building
    • Inform Library staff if you have any concerns
    • Do not enter the Library if under the influence of alcohol or drugs
    • Leave the Library when requested at closing time or during an emergency situation.

    Please note:

    • Assistance and therapy animals are welcome
    • Cold food and covered or bottled drinks are permitted (no strong smelling hot food)
    • Patrons cannot use the Library or its facilities for carrying on a business unless the City has granted a permit to do so. A permit will not be approved for this purpose
    • For your safety, surveillance cameras monitor public areas
    • Patrons who do not abide by these conditions may be asked to leave or be banned from the Library. Illegal behaviour will be referred to the WA Police
    • These conditions are in accordance with the Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951; Library Board (Registered Public Libraries) Regulations 1985.