Loans, Holds & Renewals

Find out about loan periods, how to reserve or renew items and how to request an inter-library loan.

Loan periods

Four week loans:

Fiction Adult literacy materials
Non-fiction Children's and teen books
Large print Audio books
Community languages Language kits

Two week loans:

Magazines (latest issue is not for loan) Blu-rays
DVDs Wii games


Library items can be reserved by phone or in person at any Norwood Payneham and St Peters Library site, or by accessing our Library Catalogue.

You are able to reserve 30 items on any library card.

We will notify you via SMS, email (if you have requested either of these options) or by letter when your reservation becomes available.



If you have not finished with a library item you are encouraged, before the due date, to renew items online, via phone, or in person at any branch of the Library Service. You will be able to renew library items twice if no-one else has reserved the item.  


Inter-library loans

If you require an item that is not available via the one card network, the Library staff are able to access the State Library on your behalf, as well as academic and specialist libraries both here and interstate.

A small fee is payable for the provision of this service.

Inter library items are available on a four-week loan basis. Sorry, no renewals.