Balaklava Community LibraryBalaklava Community Library


Our Services

Here at Balaklava Community Library we offer a rang of services such as:

All at no cost to you

Photocopying and printing available at a small charge.

Our resources

DVD / Videos

Note: that restrictions apply to the borrowing of PG, M and MA DVDs by under 18s.

Borrowing (members)

Borrowing card

Your borrowing card is required to be shown each time you borrow books, make reservations or order interlibrary loans.

Loan periods for borrowing

Loan periods for borrowing for new release items, magazines, videos,

Item duration
DVDs and music CDS 2 weeks
Books, audio books 4 weeks
Inter-library loans Varies

Loan limits, number of items

Items Limit
Videos, DVDs, music CDs 4 per family
Magazines 5 items
Borrower Limit
Adults 12 items
Senior BHS students 12 items
Junior BHS students 6 items
Other high school students 6 items
Primary school students 4 items
Pre-school students 4 items

(above limits include DVDs, videos, CDs and magazines).

Overdue items

Borrowers are sent a reminder to return items that are more than 2 weeks overdue.

Borrowing privileges will be suspended until items are returned or the replacement fee is paid.

Borrowers will be charged a replacement fee for items not returned within 3 months of their due date.

Book discussion groups

Book Group’ meets the second Thursday of the month at 1:30pm, discussing books we have read and reviewing new books that have arrived in the library.

Feel free to come along and join us for afternoon tea and a chat.. All welcome.

Computing for Seniors Classes

One-on-one tutoring is available with our volunteer tutors. If you are interested

please phone the library on 88621336 to book. A variety of days and times are available.

Story Time

Storytime graphicStories, songs and rhymes for children from 12 months to 5 years old and their parents or carers. Every Friday at 9.30am during school term.



Volunteers are always welcome to assist with preparing items for loan, shelving, displays or tutoring. If you are interested please speak to the library staff.