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How to become a library member

Library membership is free.

During the temporary closure of the Library due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, residents can join the Library online.

For more information on available Library services please click link to read more information on the Library Coronavirus (COVID-19) update page.

For a full library membership, (available to residents of Victoria), simply visit Springvale or Dandenong library and provide:

  • One form of photo ID with proof of current address, or

  • Two separate forms of ID with proof of current address, or  

  • A combination of one form of photo ID and one form of ID with proof of current address 

Acceptable forms of proof of address can be:

  • Utility bills or Council rates bill

  • Lease / Tenancy agreements

  • Bank statements or official letters

  • Prescriptions

  • Official communication from academic institutions, Government departments, police and law courts

Please note, children under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian present to sign their membership card and accept the conditions of use that apply to computer and WiFi access at the libraries.

Passports, drivers licences and photo ID cards must be original, hard copies. Some forms of ID are acceptable in electronic format ( e.g bills, bank statements).

For a temporary visitors membership:

For temporary visitors to the library, a three month membership with limited resources access is available.

Any ID is acceptable (with or without a photo).


Temporary online membership

A temporary online membership can be created though The Vault. This will give you three months of free access to some eresources and enable you to place holds online.

Next time you visit the library in person, you can present a current photo identity card, with residential information (eg driver's licence) and staff will provide you with a permanent membership card.

Join the library online


Libraries Victoria One Card - One Card, Many Libraries

Greater Dandenong Libraries' members can use their library card directly at over 150 Council Libraries across Victoria. Click here for a list of participating library services.

You can you can use your existing library card to borrow and return items to any participating Libraries Victoria library. No matter where you travel throughout Victoria, you can borrow directly from these libraries and manage your account through The Vault.

More information on the Libraries Victoria One Card


Lost membership cards

If your card is lost, misplaced or stolen, report it to the library as soon as possible to prevent the card's use by someone else. Items borrowed, lost or damaged on your card remain the responsibility of the card holder.

There is a small fee to issue a replacement membership card.


Change of address

If you change your address, contact the libraries so they can update your records.