Bridgetown Public Library

Bridgetown Regional Library

Bridgetown Public Library

The Bridgetown Public Library was officially opened on 23 July 2013 by the Hon Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia. The Library is located at the Somme Creek Reserve on Steere Street, quietly nestled amongst landscaped gardens and native bushlands. 

Street address: 75 Steere Street, Bridgetown, WA, 6255

Postal address: PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255

Email: library@bridgetown.wa.gov.au

Phone: (08) 9761 2503


Opening Hours 

Current opening hours: 

Monday

10.00am to 5.00pm

Tuesday

10.00am to 5.00pm

Wednesday

10.00am to 5.00pm

Thursday

10.00am to 7.00pm

Friday

10.00am to 5.00pm

Saturday

9.00am to 12.00pm

 


Joining the Library

Membership is FREE and you can join online.

  1. Click on the Online Catalogue
  2. Click on Log In
  3. Click Not a Member? Join Online.
  4. Complete the Online Registration form and make sure to remember your PIN
  5. You will then be given a Temporary ID

Congratulations! You have now joined the library and can access eResources using your temporary ID and PIN.

“Join Online” memberships will only give you access to eResources and will expire after 6 months. To make your membership permanent, visit the library and show identification with your name and address displayed.  You will then receive a Library Membership card and access to the whole library.

The Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes and 11 other local governments now use a shared Library Management System, giving library members access to a larger supply of resources. The One Library network is the first of its kind in Western Australia, connecting 25 Libraries over the South West.

You can use your Library card to borrow and return items at any of the participating Libraries and as a member of the One Library network you have access to a wider range of resources at your fingertips than ever before.

You can browse the catalogue and request items from any participating One Library. When your requested items become available, they will be delivered to your preferred Library.


COVID-19 Library Collection Service

Library staff are now able to offer a collection service during COVID-19 restrictions.  We ask library members to ensure that access this service aligns with other ‘essential’ trips to town (grocery shopping, chemist, medical appointments etc.).  This is important to continue to limit exposure and comply with state and federal government mandates regarding social distancing and ‘staying home’.  Please note that books are being quarantined for 72 hours before re-issue.  Please also note that loans only apply to items currently in the Bridgetown Library stock.  We cannot order in stock/items from other libraries.

Process

  • Members look up the Online Catalogue (click here) and choose the material they wish to request
  • Members ring or email the Library with their request - 9761 2503 or library@bridgetown.wa.gov.au 
  • Staff confirm item/s are available on shelf and ensure quarantine periods have been met for books that have been returned
  • Item/s then can be issued to the member
  • Staff will notify member that the item/s are ready for collection AND ask the member when they are next coming to town for shopping/medical or other essential services and advise them their delivery will be available on that day.
  • Item/s will be placed in bags for collection out front of the Library on small trolleys placed 2m apart
  • Members to adhere to social distancing measures when collecting items

Book Returns

  • Please return books through the after hours Library chute next to the front door.

eResources

Public Libraries provide access to free eMagazines, eAudiobooks, eBooks and films.

To view what is available view the State Library of Western Australia’s website or to link to eResources for Public Libraries and the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection click here.

RB Digital -  eMagazines

Gain access to over 3,500 magazine titles through your digital device.

E-magazines are available anytime, anywhere using your library membership card. 

To access the website, download the app and browse available titles, click https://www.rbdigital.com/wapldmc 

  • Download titles to read offline
  • Unlimited simultaneous loans
  • 12 months of back issues

 

OverDrive enables Public Library and State Library members to browse and borrow bestselling eBooks and eAudiobooks on their computer or mobile device for limited periods through digital loans. OverDrive is a FREE download solution.

Anyone can access this site but to borrow from the collection: Your library membership registration must have been renewed with the last 2 years; and You will need your membership pin number (contact the library to confirm your pin number)

You may:

  • Borrow up to five e-books at a time
  • Choose a borrowing period of 7, 14 or 21 days
  • Place items in a wish list for future reference;
  • And place holds on items that are already on loan.

Unfortunately Kindle users are unable to download books from the WAPLDMC at this time due to the incompatibility of Kindle readers to other formats.  A list of compatible e-readers is available on the Overdrive website.

Kanopy is a video Streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through an app. Library members can browse and view over 30,000 + films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films, Madman Entertainment.

Once you are signed in you view up to 4 films or documentaries within a month loan period. Once selected, each film may be viewed, paused, finished and re-watched over a 72 hour period before requesting again. These are updated on the 1st of every month.

 

Borrow Box is an eAudiobook download service through the Western Australian Public Libraries Digital Media Collection (WAPLDMC).

Four (4) titles may be borrowed at a time with apps available for apple and android devices.

Borrow Box is designed and powered by Bolinda Digital. 


Joining the Library

Membership is free. Proof of your current residential address and a details of a second contact is required when joining. Parent/Guardian consent is needed for those under 18 years old.

 

The Shire of Bridgetown Greenbushes and 11 other local governments now use a shared Library Management System, giving library members access to a larger supply of resources. The One Library network is the first of its kind in Western Australia, connecting 25 Libraries over the South West.

You can use your current Library card to borrow and return items at any of the participating Libraries and as a member of the One Library network you have access to a wider range of resources at your fingertips than ever before.

You can browse the catalogue and request items from any participating One Library. When your requested items become available, they will be delivered to your preferred Library.


Borrowing from the Library

All Members can borrow ten items. Loan period is 3 weeks. Items may be renewed by telephone, email or online unless reserved by another borrower. MEMBERSHIP CARD MUST BE PRESENTED EACH TIME ITEMS ARE BORROWED

Membership Responsibilities

Items lost or damaged while on loan must be paid for. Your library is a public place and the Library staff would like you to feel welcome, to enjoy your visit and to use as many services as possible. 

Home Delivery Library Services

Delivery services for homebound people who otherwise would have no access to library and information materials. Contact the library for details on 9761 2503. 


Links

Access the Catalogue online: Bridgetown Greenbushes Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

State Library of Western Australia

School Holiday Activities

RB digital

Overdrive

Borrow Box

Kanopy

Studiosity