District Council of Yankalilla
South Australia
Sea Dragon
Southern Fleurieu Peninsula - South Australia


The residents and ratepayers of the District are invited to use the Library and enjoy it free of charge. The Library is located at:

The Centre
181 Main South Road, Yankalilla, 5203.
Phone:(08) 8558 2043
Fax:(08) 8558 2155

Opening Hours

Tuesday  10am - 4pm
Wednesday  10am - 4pm
Thursday  10am - 4pm
Friday  1pm - 5pm
Saturday  10am - 1pm

The Library is closed on public holidays and during the Christmas to New Year period.

The Library will also be closed on days where the Mount Lofty Ranges district is forecast as Catastrophic Fire Danger

To Become a Borrower:

An enrolment form for registration is available at the Reception Desk in the Library. Please supply identification with current address at the time of registration.

Each patron is able to borrow up to 10 items at a time for 4 weeks. Casual borrowers may take up to 6 items for 2 weeks.

Borrowing Times

  • Books - 4 weeks
  • DVDs, Videos, Magazines, Music CDs and CDRoms - 1 week

Extensions on due dates can be made in person at the desk or by telephoning the Library provided the items are not reserved for another borrower.


There is a returns chute outside the entrance to the Centre for return of items when the Library is closed.

Resources Available

All age groups catered for:

  • Fiction books
  • Non-fiction books
  • Large Print books- both fiction and non-fiction
  • Audio books
  • Reference Materials- including encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, directories companions and guides
  • Community Information- a wide range of brochures and pamphlets from government organisations, agencies and support services
  • Newspapers-Daily - The Advertiser, The Australian
    • Weekly - The Times, The Trading Post, The Independent Weekly
    • Fortnightly - Koori Mail
  • Magazines- A wide range of interests is catered for, with over 60 titles
  • Videos/DVDs - Adult - Range of topics including movies, gardening, DIY, historical, computing, health, environment, science, sport, art/craft, cooking and wine (limited to 3 per person)
  • Videos/DVDs - Children's - Topics include movies, stories, pre-school entertainment, educational (limited to 2 per person)
  • CDs - Music for adults and children
  • CDRoms - on range of topics including interactive games
  • Jigsaws

Facilities and Services Available

  • Inter - Library Loans
    As a member of the South Australian Public Libraries Network, the Library is part of the state-wide Inter-Library Loans service, which enables patrons at one Library to borrow books from any other South Australian Public Library. Books may be ordered by completing a form available at the Reception Desk. A separate form is needed for each book.
  • Internet Access & Word Processing
    Three computers are available for free public access to the Internet and 1 other computer is available for word processing and colour printing. A Volunteer is available to assist community members in developing their computer knowledge and skills. This service is also free. Bookings for computers or lessons with the volunteer can be made at the Reception Desk or by telephone.
  • Photocopying - A coin-operated colour photocopying machine is available for public use. Costs for photcopying are:-
    Black and white A4 Single-sided 20c, A4 Double-sided 40c, A3 Single-sided 30c, A3 Double-sided 60c
    Colour A4 Single-sided 30c, A4 Double-sided 60c, A3 Single-sided 40c, A3 Double-sided 80c
    - Printing charges still apply if the customer's own paper is used (excludes transparencies)
    - Printouts from public computers will be visible to other Library customers
    - You are welcome to copy and scan material from the Library's collections provided you meet the requirements o the Australian Copyright Act 1968.
  • Centrelink
    The Library is a Centrelink Access Point where members of the public can phone and fax information to Centrelink, free of charge. A display area also provides a range of Centrelink information brochures and forms. Jobsearch and Centrelink Internet sites can be accessed on the Library computers.
  • Information
    As a member of the Public Libraries network, the Library receives an extensive range of information from various Government Departments and Organisations and Community groups. These are located in the Information Place, along with publications from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, State and Commonwealth Year Books, Local Council information, phone books from all state regions and local community guides.

For more information visit http://www.libraries.sa.gov.au/yankalilla   


With the recent introduction of the OneCard system http://www.libraries.sa.gov.au/page.aspx?u=499, Yankalilla Community Library users can now enjoy access to the collections of more than 130 public libraries around South Australia – a total of more than 3.5 million books DVD’s CDs and magazines, simply by requesting items to be delivered to Yankalilla.


Library FAQ's

How long will the Library be in The Centre before a permanent home is decided?

The Library will be located at The Centre until a final position on what the community wants and needs from its library service is developed. A Library Advisory Group has been formed and tasked with identifying what the permanent home for our Library might look like.

If I am a Yankalilla Library User, can I borrow books from the school library?

As a public library user you will have access to all the library collections across South Australia through the One Card system.  The School Library collection will only be available to school students and school staff members.

Do I need a new library card for the Yankalilla Library?

No – you can continue to use your existing Yankalilla Library card.

Will I still be able to return library items after hours to the new Library?

Yes – there will be an after-hours return box near the main entrance to the Centre where borrowed items can be returned at any time.

If I borrowed library items before the move, where will I return them?

If you borrowed items prior to the move, you can simply return them to the new library location at The Centre. This will be a great opportunity for you to have a look around and familiarise yourself with the new layout, as well as having a look at our new children’s section.

If you accidentally return books to the wrong library, library and school staff will ensure they are returned to their respective homes.

Will local council information be available at the new Library?

Yes, there is already plenty of great information about the local area and services available at The Centre and this information will still be available when the Library moves in.

If the school books are staying at the school, what is available for my children at the new Library?

Council has committed a significant amount of funds towards creating a brand new children’s resource section. These resources will cover all ages from birth, up to and including teens. A separate children’s area has been established at the new Library which has a special focus on children’s learning and literacy.

Can school students and teachers access the community library once it has moved?

All of the community library resources which are being moved to The Centre will be available to all school students, staff and parents in the new location – just a short walk across the school oval. The school community are welcome at the new library.

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