Borrowing and renewing items | Redland City Council

Borrowing and renewing items

As a member of Redland City Council Libraries, you have access to a wide range of resources.

Visit one of our libraries or go online to the library catalogue or download the Redland City Council Libraries app from the Play store or App store.


Members can borrow up to 20 physical items for four weeks. This can be any combination of format, i.e. books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines.

Members can also borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines.

No overdue fines are charged. However, if items are overdue you won't be able to borrow further items until this has been resolved.

Renewing loan items

For your convenience, your loans will now automatically renew three days before their due date. The following items cannot be automatically renewed:

  • items that have already been renewed twice
  • interlibrary loans
  • items with reservations

The library will send you an email two days before the due date letting you know which items have not been renewed and need to be returned.

You can also manually renew an item by:

  • going online to the library catalogue, select 'Login' (top right of screen) and you'll find all your current loans listed in your 'My account dashboard'.
  • through the library app or
  • visiting or telephoning any of our libraries

Placing a reservation

You can reserve any item - either at one of our libraries, from your account on the library catalogue or via the library app. This is a free service.

When the item is available you will receive notification for collection. Your item will be on the reservation shelf at your nominated library.

You can also pick up reserved items at the 24/7 Library Lockers.

Requesting an item

If the item you are looking for is not in the library catalogue, you can request an interlibrary loan or suggest a purchase.