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Membership Application Form

Membership Application Form
(Mr, Mrs, Ms, etc.)
You must be at least 18 years old to become a member.
Mailing Address (within Australia only)
Street Address

Membership Regulations

  1. Must be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Membership fee is $25 and valid for 12 months.
  3. You may not lend or transfer your card to another person.
  4. You must notify The Japan Foundation of a lost card or any change in contact/personal details.

Library Loans

  1. A maximum of 10 items may be borrowed for a period of 5 weeks.
  2. Loans may be renewed up to 2 times for a further 5 weeks (unless the item has been reserved by another library user) by contacting the library before the due date. The due date will be extended for another 5 weeks starting from the day that you contact us to renew the item.
  3. A postal loan service is available to paid members of The Japan Foundation, Sydney who are not able to visit the library. A written request containing specific item titles is required. The additional conditions and the request form are available from:
  4. Use of library resources must be conducted within the guidelines of fair dealing with copyright works.
  5. All items must be returned in the same condition in which they were borrowed. Please rewind video and audio tapes and place them in their correct cases.
  6. You may return loan items by parcel post or courier at your own expense. Please retain your delivery tracking number until we confirm delivery.
  7. Returned items may not be re-borrowed on the same day that they are returned.
  8. You agree to pay any fees and charges prescribed by the library. The current overdue fine is 10 cents per item per day late.
  9. If you have outstanding overdue items and/or fines, you will not be able to borrow further items until the outstanding items are returned and/or the fines are paid.
  10. Loss of, or irreparable damage to library items, requires you to source the replacement or be invoiced for the full replacement value.
  11. The library reserves the right to terminate membership and/or use of the library for misconduct such as (but not limited to): vandalism; causing a disturbance, excessive/repeated overdue loan returns. Membership fee will not be refunded in any cases.


1. Please read the membership regulations and library loans conditions and submit your application via this online form.

2. After we receive your online application, we will email you our bank account details and your application reference number so that you can pay the annual fee of $25 (GST incl.).

3. We will post your membership card to your address once we confirm your payment in our bank account.


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