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We aim to make staying connected while staying at home easier and more enjoyable for residents of Mackay with our cardless membership.  Gain access to our online library collections within one hour of joining.

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Types of Memberships

Entry Membership
Mackay Regional Council Libraries aims to make library membership available to all residents, non-residents and visitors.  Entry Membership provides basic short-term membership with access to a reduced range of library services.

This membership category entitles users to a short-term 3-month membership with the ability to borrow up to five items for two weeks.  Identification is not required for this membership, however when identification is presented membership will be upgraded to provide access to a wider range of entitlements.

Resident Membership
All permanent residents of the Mackay Regional Council local government area who have provided suitable identification are enrolled as Resident members.  Resident members can borrow up to 30 items for two weeks.

Upon joining as a resident member, members are required to show proof of current permanent residential address.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

*Driver’s licence
*Rates notice
*Rental lease agreement
*Recent telephone or electricity account
*Pension or Health Care Card

Library staff can assist with alternative identification

Non-Resident Membership
Any resident of Queensland can join Mackay Regional Council Libraries. To join, members are required to show proof of their residential address. Conditions apply to some services. Non-resident members can borrow up to 10 items for two weeks.

Visitor Membership
Visitors or temporary residents are welcome to join the library under the Entry Membership category. To join, visitor members are required to show proof of their current residential address e.g. driver’s licence and a local contact address. Conditions apply to some services

Homeless Membership
Applies to individuals that do not have a permanent Mackay Region address but consider themselves ‘residents’ of Mackay; and have mail directed to c/- Mackay Post Office. There is no fee however identification is required. Limits and fees apply to some services. Members can borrow up to three items for 2 weeks.

Educator Membership
Educators may be eligible for an educator membership. This membership type provides additional borrowing rights and access to the huge range of material in our collection to support classroom resources.

Home Library Membership
This service is offered to residents or carers unable to visit the library due to age, physical disability or illness (permanent or temporary).  Please ask Library staff for more information. Items are selected by library staff and delivered by Friends of Mackay Libraries.