Services & facilities

Facilities and Services

Overview

From home delivery to access to digital tools, Unley Libraries has a number of services and facilities available for your convenience.

 


 

Unley Libraries home service

Unley Libraries offers a delivery option to City of Unley residents who are unable to access the Libraries for various reasons. The deliveries are free and available on a four weekly and ongoing basis. Unley Libraries Home Service is supported by a large team of volunteers who can select and deliver library items to your door.

Who can we deliver to?

  • Any City of Unley residents who are housebound, including carers, parents of young children, frail aged and persons with disabilities.
  • Residents unable to access any of our branches regularly due to temporary or permanent health problems or access difficulties.
  • Residents able to access the Libraries, but unable to transport their selected library resources home.
  • Permanent residents of nursing homes within the City of Unley. Respite residents can also receive deliveries if they hold a current library card.
  • Staff of aged care and disability establishments can request items for their clients. These staff are responsible for the care and return of items borrowed.

 

What can I borrow?

Unley Libraries offers access to all our collections, our eLibrary, plus the entirety of the South Australian Public Library Network. This includes books, DVDs, CDs, magazines and specialist collections for those residents needing larger print or audiobooks.

You are able to select items from home via our online catalogue, request through our staff over the phone, or give us your reading preferences and our volunteers can select items for you. Items are delivered to you on a four weekly basis.

How do I join?

Contact Unley Libraries Home Service on 8372 5100 and speak to one of our Home Service Co-ordinators.

 


Digital tools

The City of Unley Libraries has many digital tools available for personal or business use such as computer access, printing, copying, scanning and free Wi-Fi. Please see the detailed information below or give us a call to see how we can assist you.

Wireless access

Our Libraries offer LibrariesSA-Free Wi-Fi. Just bring in your digital device and connect to the Wi-Fi network. You will be asked to agree to terms and conditions, but there is no login or password required. There is a 5Gb upload/download limit. For assistance with connecting your device to this service, please ask a staff member.

Computer access

Both Unley Civic and Goodwood Libraries provide computers with internet and Microsoft Office for your convenience. You can both scan to and print from these computers. Please bring in your library card or photo identification to access these facilities. To book a computer ahead of time, you can either book online or contact the Libraries on 8372 5100. 

Scanning

We offer three different scanning facilities in the Libraries.

  • A fast general scanning service which allows you to scan to the format you prefer and email directly from the device, load to a USB drive, smartphone, tablet, Google Drive or One Drive. Available for paper documents up to A4. Great for multi-page documents.
  • Our photocopier is available for scanning to a USB (no email facility available). This is perfect for up to A3 size documents or rigid items like drivers licenses or passports.
  • An A4 flatbed scanner is available for inhouse loan to be connected to our public computers.

For further information on these devices and how to access them, please don't hesitate to ask a staff member.

Photocopying & printing

We offer both black and white and colour photocopying and printing. Please bring in your library card as you will need it to access the system. If you do not have a library card, please bring in some identification so you can join. Interstate and Overseas visitors are able to access the system with appropriate identification, please see a staff member.

A4 black & white $0.30 
 A3 black & white  $0.40
 A4 colour  $1.40
 A3 colour  $1.50

 

We offer bring your own device printing, enabling you to print from your laptop, your mobile phone or tablet or even from home.

To print a file from your device

  • Ensure your device is connected to the internet, and you have your library card number or a guest ticket from our printing kiosk.
  • Visit print.unley.sa.gov.au/webprint and enter your library card number or your guest ticket number to login into the secure site.
  • To send a print job, click on the Select Files button and navigate to the file you would like to print. Once selected the file/s will appear in the Current Activity tab below. Number of pages and cost to print is listed beside the job. 
  • If you would like to change the number of copies or colour/black and white, you can access the job attributes by selecting the job in the list and clicking the Change Job Attributes button at the bottom of the page. White is the selected option.
  • Make sure you have enough money on your account (total is displayed above the cost of job printing) and add to it using the printer kiosk in the Libraries.
  • To release the print job/s scan/enter your card/guest number into the printer at either Unley Civic or Goodwood Libraries. Select Print Release and print the jobs you would like to print.

To print an email or an attachment from an email

  • Ensure your device is connected to the internet, and you have your library card number or a guest ticket from our printing kiosk.
  • Visit print.unley.sa.gov.au/webprint and enter your library card number or your guest ticket number to login into the secure site.
  • Choose the Send an Email Attachment tab at the top of the page. 
  • Enter your email address and click Select. You can only register one email address per library card/guest ticket number. 
  • Using your email client, forward your email to print@unleylibrary.com.au
  • It may take some minutes for the jobs to appear in your Current Activity list.  If there are attachment/s to your email, each attachment will appear as a job. If you would like to print just the email itself, you will need to forward the email without the attachments. You can alter each job’s printing attributes via the button at the bottom of the page.
  • Make sure you have enough money on your account (total is displayed above the cost of job printing) and add to it using the printer kiosk in the Libraries.
  • To release the print job/s scan/enter your card/guest number into the printer at either Unley Civic or Goodwood Libraries. Select Print Release and print the jobs you would like to print.

Meeting room hire

The Goodwood Library meeting room is available for hire for personal or commercial purposes for meetings, training sessions, information days, etc. It has a capacity for up to 20 people and is available during Goodwood Library opening hours only.

 Fees

  • $10 per hour
  • $20 per half day (four hours)
  • $30 per full day (eight hours)

We welcome inspections or please give the Goodwood Library a call on (08) 8372 5166 for further information and availability.


Book nooks

Our Book Nooks are little libraries built to create a free book exchange in your neighbourhood. We have four locations within the City of Unley:

  • Heywood Park near Addiscombe Place
  • Clarence Park Community Centre
  • Fern Ave Reserve along Windsor Street
  • Leicester Street Playground

 

Hello I'm a Book Nook,

Open up my door.

I'm holding books for you to look,

and take one you adore.

But listen now, dear reader,

The idea is to share.

Feed me with some books you've read,

so my shelf is never bare.

- Amelia Birvé (Unley Libraries)

 

In 2017 Unley Libraries worked with a number of groups and individuals, including City of Unley Council departments, Highgate Community Shed, Barrow & Bench Mitre10 Unley, and with local children’s book illustrator Donna Gynell, to create our version of ‘little free libraries’.

The concept of our Book Nooks is similar to those around the world. Our beautiful weatherproof boxes act as a free book exchange - where you can take a book that interests you and donate one in return.

Our aim is that the Book Nooks become an extension of the work we do at our libraries, enticing people to enjoy and share a love of reading and learning.

We hope you enjoy using our Book Nooks while out and about in the lovely parks and walking trails within the City of Unley.