Richmond Tweed Regional Library


The library offers a wide variety of facilities, services and programs across the region.


Interlibrary loans

The Richmond Tweed Regional Library interlibrary loan service will be temporarily closed in alignment with other Australian library services during the Christmas period and throughout January. 
You are welcome to continue submitting requests during the month of January. These requests will be processed as soon as possible when the interlibrary loan service resumes on Monday 5 February 2024. 
We appreciate your understanding during this brief service interruption.

An interlibrary loan (ILL) is when a library service borrows an item from another library service in Australia on your behalf. There's a standard fee of $4.50 for this service, however some interlibrary loans require an additional $33.00 fee. To request an interlibrary loan, please complete the form below and indicate in the Other Information field, your acceptance of the possible extra fee/s.

Submitting a request for an interlibrary loan

Before submitting an interlibrary loan request, please first check the Richmond Tweed Regional Library catalogue at to make sure the item is not currently available.


  • Search Trove at to find the correct details of the item you'd like to request
  • Make note of the title, author, item type (book/CD/DVD/article), the publisher, and any other information that may help us locate the item for you. The fields you're required to complete can be found in the form below
  • Complete the form and agree to the ILL user conditions
  • You'll be notified by phone or email when the item arrives but please be patient. The delivery may take days or weeks depending on the availability of the item and location of the library service we borrow from.
Interlibrary loans are available in accordance of the National and State Libraries Australia Collaborative Lending PrinciplesPlease note that once you submit an ILL form, you are committed to pay the required fee, even if you don't collect the item.

Joining the library

Library membership is free to all residents in the Local Government Areas of Ballina Shire, Byron Shire, Lismore City Council and Tweed Shire. You can join at any branch or on the mobile library by presenting proof of your name and current address. There is no minimum age for joining, but those under the age of 18 years require a signature from their parent or guardian. more

Renew your items

Learn how to renew your items here more

Interlibrary loans

If we don't carry an item you're looking for, you may be able to borrow it from another library service in Australia. This is called an interlibrary loan, and can be made online or in person at the library. more