Library

Quietly nestled amongst the landscaped gardens and native bushlands of Somme Creek, the Bridgetown Public Library was officially opened on 23 July 2013 by the Hon. Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia. The Library is home to Rhyme Time, Bridgetown Library Book Club, local author/childrens workshops and more!

Access Your Library Account & the Library Catalogue here!

Address: 75 Steere Street, Bridgetown WA 6255
Postal Address: PO Box 271, Bridgetown WA 6255
Email Address: Library@bridgetown.wa.gov.au
Phone Number: 9761 2503

Library opening hours
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
Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Joining the Library

Membership is FREE & you can join in person* or join online!

  1. Follow the link to the Online Catalogue.
  2. Click on "Log In"
  3. Click "Not a Member? Join Online".
  4. Complete the online Registration form & make sure you remember your PIN.
  5. You will then be given a temporary ID.
  6. Congratulations! You have now joined the library & can access eResources using your temporary ID & 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 proof of your name & current residential address. You will also need to provide the phone number of a second contact when joining. You will then receive a Library Membership card and access to the whole library. Parent/Guardian consent is needed for those under 18 years old.

One Library South West logo

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.


Borrowing From the Library

All Members can borrow ten items from Bridgetown Library for up to 3 weeks. These items may be renewed for a further 3 weeks unless reserved by another borrower. Items can be renewed by telephone, email or online. Please remember to bring your membership card with you each time you visit.

Greenbushes Library Service

The Greenbushes Community Resource Centre hosts a library service, with new books, DVDs, audiobooks and more available to borrow! Visit them during business hours at 46 Blackwood Road, Greenbushes WA 6254.

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.

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. 


eResources

Public Libraries provide access to free eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks and Films. Access eBooks and eAudiobooks are FREE with your library membership.

State Library members and WA public library members have access to a vast collection of fiction and nonfiction eBooks and eAudiobooks.  For younger readers, there is a delightful collection of illustrated interactive children's books, word games and puzzles.

To view what is available visit the State Library of Western Australia's website, specifically their eResources for Public Library Members and Electronic Resources Catalogue webpages.

OverDriveOverDrive logo

OverDrive enables Public Library and State Library members to browse and borrow bestselling eBooks, eAudiobooks, and over 3000 eMagazines on their computer or mobile device for limited periods through digital loans. OverDrive is a FREE download solution and includes LOTE resources (Languages Other Than English).

Anyone can access this site but to borrow from the collection your library membership registration must have been renewed within the last 2 years; and you will need your membership PIN (please contact the library to confirm/update your PIN number)

With OverDrive you can:

  • Borrow up to 10 titles at a time
  • Place up to 5 holds on items that are already on loan
  • Choose a borrowing period of 7, 14 or 21 days
  • And place up to 5000 items in a wish list for future reference

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.

KanopyKanopy & Kanopy Kids logo

"Kanopy is the best video streaming service for quality, thoughtful entertainment. Find movies, documentaries, foreign films, classic cinema, independent films and educational videos that inspire, enrich and entertain. We partner with public libraries and universities to bring you an ad-free experience that can be enjoyed on your TV, mobile phone, tablets and online.

Kanopy Kids is our collection of movies and shows for kids available in public libraries only. Your public library offers unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids, so your kids are free to explore enriching, educational and entertaining films and TV series."

Once you are signed in you can view up to 4 films or documentaries top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films, Madman Entertainment 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. Visit the Kanopy website for more information.

BorrowBoxBorrow Box logo

"With BorrowBox, your library in one app, our vision is now a reality. Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from your library using our BorrowBox app. Say hello to your future library, wherever you are, whenever you are free."

BorrowBox 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.

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