SA library customers can now use any public library across SA with a single card, and have access to over 4 million items. The ‘one card’ network connects more than 130 public libraries across the State and provides convenient access for the whole community to the entire public library collection.
Borrowing what you want is just a click away
If you've always wanted a wider choice of books, DVDs, CDs and magazines from your local library, you'll find lots to love about the new 'one card' network.
To get the quickest access to the millions of items available, simply search our online catalogue and reserve the item you want – it’s easy and free! When your item(s) become available you’ll be notified by email or SMS and you can pick up from your preferred library location.
Frequently asked questions
Q. How do I become a member?
Find out more about joining here.
Q. Can I borrow and return at any public library across South Australia?
A. Yes, your library card will allow you to borrow and return at any public library across South Australia.
Q. Do all libraries on the One Card network offer the same services?
A. Each library is committed to meeting the particular needs of their local communities so there may be some service differences depending on which library you join (e.g. certain online resources). Check with your local library to find out what's available to you.
Q. Are lending periods and overdue policies the same for all libraries?
A. No. Although participating libraries have many similar policies, there may be variation in some areas. Lending periods and overdue policies for a particular item you borrow will depend on which library issues you that item. Be sure to read all accompanying receipts that outline due dates.
For more information about the One Card Network see the videos below.
Our launch video - Are you ready for more?
Just looking for a basic overview? Here's our info video...
Public Library Services is a state government agency which offers support services to the state's public libraries.
If you wish to contact a library please use locate a library here
to get their contact details.
If you’d like your library to acquire a particular book or other lending item, please contact your library directly here - unfortunately Public Library Services cannot process your request.
- Public Library Services
- Department of the Premier and Cabinet
- State Library of South Australia
- Corner North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA 5000
- Postal address: GPO Box 1971, Adelaide SA 5001
- Tel. (08) 8348 2311 Fax (08) 8223 0964
- Email: ContactPLS@sa.gov.au
- If you wish to contact a library, please use locate a library to get its contact details.