The catalogue is curated by the collective and is updated regularly.
To borrow books from the Library you first need to become a member, which can be done by a caretaker at the library.
Membership comes with a deposit of $30, or $20 concession.* This will be returned in full at the end of your membership, unless any books have been damaged or lost.
A maximum of two books per person can be on loan at any time
Membership can be paused or cancelled at any time
To pause or cancel your membership, please email email@example.com with bank details or to organise for the money to be collected from the library
If any books have not been returned or are damaged, the amount it costs to replace them will be deducted from your deposit upon return
Please return books to IRL at 28d Ashley Street, West Footscray - we have a returns box in the alcove on your left (under the letterbox) when facing the front of the infoshop on the footpath - or you can return books during IRL opening times.
The loan period is three weeks (no sticker)
High demand books can be borrowed for one week (green sticker)
We have some books that cannot be borrowed, these are of high value or out of print and we cannot replace them (red sticker), you are welcome to read these in the library during our opening hours
We can send books outside of Narrm/Melbourne if you pay for return postage, please contact us via email for this.
*We have had to start a paid membership as many of our books have not been returned