The jewel in the crown of the South-West
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.
Monday to Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 12 noon
75 Steere Street (PO Box 271), Bridgetown, WA, 6255
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
PH: (08) 9761 2503
School Holiday Programme
Click here to view the current School Holiday Programme
Joining the Library
Membership is free
Proof of your current residential address is required
Details of second contact
Parent/Guardian consent for those under 18
Visitors may enquire about temporary membership
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 One Library
Click here to view the information booklet for Bridgetown One Library.
Bridgetown Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
To access the Online Catalogue please click here.
E Books are now available from the library. Click the eBooks icon to view the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection (WAPLDMC).
Anyone can access this site but to borrow from the collection:
Your library card needs to be in the form of CL203B......
Your library membership registration must have been renewed with the last 2 years; and
You have to have registered for a pin number at the library. Please contact the library for this pin number.
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 Overdirve website.
RB Digital - Free E-Audio Books and E Magazines
The new merged One Click Digital and Zinio service is now available from the same RB Digital app.
Download free E-Audio Books and E-Magazines any time, anywhere, using your library membership card.
Previously registered users of both audio books [provided by Shire of Bridgetown], and magazines [provided by State Library of WA] may have to add a second profile within the app to change from audio books to magazines.
Click on a link below and sign up today.
Audio Book Link: https://bridgetown.rbdigitalglobal.com/
Magazine Collection (formerly Zinio) Link: https://www.rbdigital.com/wapldmc/service/magazines/landing?
Available to both Mac and Windows users and compatible with a large range of audio devices. See the comprehensive ‘Help”section for details.
Log on listen and enjoy or browse you favourite magazine!
If you have any problems using the digital collection, please contact the library staff for assistance.
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. The services enable Public Library and State Library members to browse and view over 30,000 + films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films, Madman Entertainment. Once selected, each film may be viewed, paused, finished and re-watched over a 72 hour period before requesting again. Once you are signed in you view up to 4 films or documentaries within a month loan period. These are updated on the 1st of every month.
Library Service Now Available 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 if necessary.
Need help with your homework? If you are in Years 4-12, you can use YourTutor to solve your home work problems. Login and chat with tutors who are experts in English, maths, science, assignment research and study skills. The service is available from 4 - 8pm, Monday to Friday. Best of all access to YourTutor is free. You do need to have a Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes library card to access this service.
Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.
An excellent resource for students, parents and teachers. Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition can be searched according to the users’ particular age group ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning.
A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability. Children and parents can select from activities focusing on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun, exciting and safe online environment.
Borrow Box is an eAudiobook download service that your library has subscribed to through the Western Australian Public Libraries Digital Media Collection (WAPLDMC). It is designed and powered by Bolinda Digital. 4 titles may be borrowed at a time. Apps are available for apple and android devices.
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. Once you are signed in you can borrow up to 10 titles and reserve up to 5 titles.
Internet used for research is free of charge.
Bookings are required
Housebound Library Services
Delivery services for homebound people who otherwise would have no access to library and information materials. Contact the library for details.
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 ten interlibrary loan requests per person at any one time.
Items lost or damaged while on loan must be paid for.
Lost or stolen library card will be replaced on payment of $5 (Inc.GST )
Your library is a public place. Library staff want you to feel welcome, to enjoy your visit and to use as many services as possible.
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 Library.
Greenbushes Book Club Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 10.00am at the Greenbushes Community Resource Centre.
Baby Rhyme Time
Baby Rhyme Time for babies over 6 months is held every Wednesdays at 10.00am - 10.30am during school terms. 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.
For children aged 3yrs+ Story Time is held following Baby Rhyme Time at 10.30am on Wednesday mornings during school terms. Sessions include stories and simple craft activities.
School Holiday Activites
The library holds activities for children during each school holidays. Contact the library for details of sessions or click on the link at the top of the page for the full programme. Bookings are necessary.
State Library of Western Australia - www.liswa.wa.gov.au