COVID-19 update

City of Prospect has taken a number of important and proactive steps to protect our community and staff as we face this unprecedented situation of the global COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide Public Health Emergency.

We need to take all reasonable steps available to protect our community, our Elected Members, our staff and volunteers (and their families) against the spread of this infection while ensuring we deliver services as close to ‘business as usual’ as possible.

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Dismiss alert


Effective as at 5pm, Friday 20 March 2020 our Library and the other public areas of Payinthi on Prospect Road where the community congregates will close.

Importantly, we are currently able to retain our principal office and service counter open to the public during our normal business hours with customer service support - albeit within a number of enhanced infection prevention measures. Online and phone services will be prioritized and streamlined as best as possible to minimize community disruption through these challenging times.

Item due dates and renewal limits have been extended in all libraries across SA so there is no need to rush in to return your items.

Council cares for its community and this change of service comes as part of our local response to this global issue.  Naturally, we apologise for any inconvenience caused but trust you understand this position.

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Prospect Library is currently housed in the Payinthi building at 128 Prospect Road, Prospect.


128 Prospect Road, Prospect 
Ph: 8269 5355

How to Join

Membership of the Prospect Library service is available free of charge. To obtain a library card you need to provide proof of identification in the form of a photographic ID and your current address on an official document. If no photographic ID is possible, then two official documents with your current address are required to be sighted.

If you are under 18 years, signature of parent/guardian is required.

If you’d like to apply for membership and are not already a member of any SA Public Library, click on the link below and add your details. Then come into Prospect Library to sign and pick up your library card.

Our library is part of the One Card Library Network, connecting 130 public libraries throughout South Australia. You can use your library card to access items from anywhere in the State. Reserve an item and it will be delivered to your preferred library.

Click here for more information, or to join our library.