Bridgetown Regional Library

Bridgetown Regional Library

Bridgetown Regional Library

The Bridgetown Regional 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. 

Opening Hours

Monday to Wednesday          10am to 5pm

Thursday                                 10am to 7pm

Friday                                      10am to 5pm

Saturday                                  9am to 12 noon 

Contact details

We are located at 75 Steere Street (PO Box 271), Bridgetown, WA, 6255

E:         library@bridgetown.wa.gov.au

PH:       (08) 9761 2503

Links

Bridgetown Greenbushes Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

State Library of Western Australia

School Holiday Activities

RB digital

Overdrive

Borrow Box

Kanopy

Studiosity 

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.

(Terms and Conditions apply)

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

Bridgetown Greenbushes Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

To access the Online Catalogue please click here.

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. 

Requests and Inter library Loans

If an item in our collection is on loan we can reserve it for you. If we don’t have the item or information you want either visit, ring or email the library with your requests and we will try to get it for you from other public libraries in Western Australia. There is a limit of four interlibrary loan requests per person at any one time.

Greenbushes Library Service at Greenbushes Community Resource Centre

Greenbushes residents may now access a limited library service from the Greenbushes Community Resource Centre.  The Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire has supplied the Community Resource Centre with a loan collection which will be exchanged periodically.  Readers will also be able to consult the library catalogues and request books on interlibrary loan.  These items will then be delivered to the Community Resource Centre for collection.  Books borrowed from the Bridgetown library may also be returned in Greenbushes. 

Internet/Email/PCs/Printing

Computers are available to public to access the internet free of charge. A register is to be completed and signed before logging on to the public access computers.

Printer services available, please ask for current pricing. 

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 97612503. 

Book Clubs

Bridgetown

Book Club meetings are held on the third Thursday afternoon of the month between 1.00pm - 2.30pm.  Anyone interested in coming along should register their interest with the Bridgetown Library on 97612503.

Greenbushes

Book Club meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at 10.00am at the Greenbushes Community Resource Centre. Anyone interested in coming along should register their interest with the Greenbushes CRC on 97643575. 

Children’s Services

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time for babies over 6 months is held every Wednesdays at 10.00am - 10.30am during school terms (no bookings required).  Parents, babies and toddlers can have lots of fun learning simple rhymes and songs together.  It introduces babies and toddlers to the joys of literature, helping them to develop skills they need to learn to read and communicate. 

School Holiday Activities

The library holds activities for children during each school holiday (bookings required). Contact the library for details of sessions or click here to view the current School Holiday Programme. 

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

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

The new RB Digital app merges One Click Digital and Zinio and is available to both Mac and Windows users and compatible with a large range of audio devices.

See the comprehensive ‘Help’ section for more details.

 

 

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 that your library has subscribed to 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. 

 

Need help with your homework?  If you are in Years 4-12, you can use Studiosity to solve your homework problems.  Login and chat with tutors who are experts in English, maths, science, assignment research and study skills.  The service is available from Sunday to Monday 1pm to 5pm, Tuesday to Friday 2pm to 10pm.  Best of all access to Studiosity is free.  You do need to have a Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes library card to access this service.