Bordertown Public Library

Bordertown Public Library Phone 8752 1473

To strive for continuous improvement of life for all people, who live, work, do business, enjoy leisure and visit the Tatiara.

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Bordertown Public Library Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday -  9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Saturday – 9.30 am to 11.30 am.

Sunday and Public Holidays - CLOSED

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Joining the Library

Any permanent resident in South Australia is welcome to apply to join the Bordertown Public Library.

For those who are aged 18 and over formal identification showing your name, current local address and signature must be presented.

If you are under 18 years of age your parent or legal guardian must complete and sign our application and show proof of identity.

To borrow from your library you need to bring your library card with your selection to the circulation desk.

You may borrow up to 30 items with a limit of five DVD's and two CD's per card and 1 toy per card.


Our online catalogue can be accessed by going to

Loan periods are:

14 days for DVDs and CD music

14 days for Magazines

14 days for Toys

28 days for all other items.

If you wish to keep an item for longer please ask a staff member to renew it for you (subject to item availability).  Returns can be brought into the library during opening hours or deposited through the after hours chute outside the library.

EBooks & EAudiobooks,, RB digital (emagazines)

Use Links to these new services from our web page Bordertown.  You can log on to our webpage to place holds and renew loans from home.  There are online databases, Health and Wellness, SA Connecting up Australia, Road to IELTS, TROVE and Border Chronicle available via this link.

Outreach Service

A library assistant delivers library material to residents who are physically unable to visit the library.  The Bordertown Hospital, Retirement Village & Charla Lodge receive deliveries every Thursday morning.

Children's Programs

School holiday activities and special events are offered throughout the year.  The Library also participates in the "Summer Reading Club" which is run from December to Februrary annually.

Toy Libary

The Library has a selection of toys available for loan.  These can be found in the "Toy Cupboard" located in the children's section.

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time is a special opportunity for you and your little one to enjoy rhymes and songs.  It allows children to hear rhymes, stories and language and broaden their creativity and imagination.  Sessions are held on Tuesdays at 11am during the school term.  Suitable for babies to toddlers.  Parents, grandparents and friends are very welcome.

Local History Centre

The Library is committed to preserving the "living" history of the Tatiara. Resources which are either produced by or about locals of the Tatiara region are collected, stored and displayed in the Local Histor Collection.  Family history resources and SA Births, Deaths & Marriages Registers are also available.  The Library has a microfilm collection of newspapers including the Border Chronicle and Tatiara Mail.  Ask about our Oral History Project.

Photocopying and Laminating

The Library provides a photocopying and laminating service.  Please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

Photocopying costs are

A4 20 Cents

A3 40 Cents

A4 Duplex 40 Cents

A3 Duplex 80 Cents

Laminating costs are

A3 $2.50

A4 $1.50

Business card size $1.00

Mobile Printing

With our new MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library's printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to pick up your document. For instructions on how to print using MobilePrint Service ™ follow

Internet Access

Use your Library Membership Card to book a free public internet computer, available to the public for 1 hour sessions.  You only pay for printing.  Also Free Wireless Service.

Discover the Seniors Kiosk for people over 50.

A computer is available to search information on voluntary services within our community.

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Library App