Exmouth Library

Welcome to the Exmouth Public Library.  Our brand new facility offers a range of resources and services from borrowing, e-resources and book exchange to quiet study areas and community programs.

We are situated within the Ningaloo Centre on Murat Road in Exmouth, just near the northern entrance.  

Opening Hours

Shire of Exmouth Library Opening Hours Information
Monday to Thursday 9:00am to 4:00pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 12:00pm
Sunday and Public Holidays Closed

Contact us

Location Ningaloo Centre, Cnr Murat Road & Truscott Crescent, Exmouth WA 6707
Postal Address PO Box 21 Exmouth WA 6707
Phone (08) 9949 3056 
Email library@exmouth.wa.gov.au

Memberships

There are various membership options available for residents and visitors to Exmouth. To join, click here to download and complete the membership form and provide a form of identification as detailed below:

Required ID for Permanent residents of Exmouth

Library membership is FREE to all Exmouth residents, ID such as Drivers licence, passport, rates notice or rental agreement showing your current residential address.

Required ID for visitors from other WA Public Libraries
  • WA Public Library Membership Card (with your home library)
  • ID - Driver’s Licence or passport with proof of your current WA residential address
Interstate and Overseas Travellers and WA Residents without Membership to their local library

Temporary Membership is available if you are staying in Exmouth for a minimum of 7 days from THE date of joining. A bond is payable on application and refunded on return of all items to the library in original condition.

  • ID - Driver’s Licence; Passport.
  • $50.00 deposit to borrow up to 2 items
  • $80.00 deposit to borrow up to 5 items
  • Value of items borrowed cannot exceed the bond paid.

What’s On in the Library

Story, Rhyme and Craft Time

Every Tuesday 9:30 – 10:30 (during school terms)

Suitable for 0 to pre-school aged children. Join us for a story, join in the sing along to rhymes and songs and enjoy some craft.

These sessions are the first step in helping to support your child's early literacy development and are supported by State Library of Western Australia and the Better Beginnings program.  https://www.better-beginnings.com.au/

Homework Hub

The Homework Hub provides students with an opportunity to complete homework and study in the public library either individually or as a group, Monday to Thursdays 3.00 to 4.00 pm. Free internet and Wifi, printing attracts a charge, ask our library staff for more details.

  • All ages are welcome, aged 12 and under require parental supervision at all times.
  • A current library membership is required with permission from guardian for unsupervised computer use.

Internet and Printing Services

Public computers, Wifi, printing, scanning, faxing, laminating, binding and photocopy services all available in the Library

4 Public Computers – no need to book!

  • $4.00 30 minutes
  • $5.00 1 hour
  • Printing charges apply, colour and black

Free 1 hour Wifi each day, fees apply for additional time.

Newspapers and Magazines at the Library

The West Australian, The Sunday Times and The Pilbara News are available to browse within the Library, Magazines can be borrowed for a period of 1 week.

Book Sales

Old library and donated stock, including adult & junior fiction, non-fiction, magazines and DVDs can be purchased at a very reasonable cost.

Book Exchange

Take a book, leave a book! To facilitate leisure reading, wellbeing and community we operate a free book exchange service, perfect for travelling and that “beach” read.

eResources

State Library

For those that don’t have access to a device, all eresources can be viewed on computers, follow the link to State Library WA

Exmouth Public Library provides access to a huge range of downloadable content to suit all interests and reading levels.  You have free access to over thousands of titles as eBooks, audiobooks, digital Magazines, films and documentaries.

Borrow Box

 

An award winning Australian app that enables public library members to browse and borrow a wide variety of eTalkingbooks and ebooks on your Apple or Android device through WA digital loans.  Once you have downloaded your free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, log in and register:

  • Use the Barcode on your library card (this app is case sensitive)
  • Your password is the last four digits of your library card (including the case sensitive letters)

Libby / Overdrive

Thousands of choices fiction and non fiction ebooks and eTalking books once you have downloaded your free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, log in and register:

  • Use the Barcode on your library card (this app is case sensitive)
  • Your password is the last four digits of your library card (including the case sensitive letters)

Story Box Library

A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children’s Literature is on permanent exhibit Story Box Library in a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.

Overdrive for Kids

OverDrive e-Reading Room just for kids provides a safe and easy browsing experience for children. The e-Reading Room just shows children’s content, which gets kids to the titles they want faster. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.

Once you have downloaded your free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, log in and register:

  • use the Barcode on your library card (this app is case sensitive)
  • your password is the last four digits of your library card (including the case sensitive letters)

RB Digital

RB Digital is the world’s largest newsstand, offers full-color digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devises and apps. Browse the collection of popular digital magazines including both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits!

  • Use your library card membership to access this platform.

Education

Busy Things

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.

Family History

Trove

Explore Trove for digital content and information on collections around Australia. The Digitised newspapers section includes searchable historic newspapers up to 1954. You can also explore photographs, maps, archives, catalogues and much more.

Ancestry

Ancestry is the key resource for genealogical research.  This e-resource is only available for member use from inside the library.

State Library 

Explore the SLWA records and archives including ship and passenger records, national archives and state records.

Reference

The Cochrane Collaboration

 

Collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Movies and documentaries

Kanopy

Stream over 30,000 films from a unique collection of award winning documentaries, movies, foreign and indie films, including the old classics.

Kanopy also offers a wide variety of topics including foreign languages, career and personal development, history and much more.

Once you have downloaded your free app from the Apple App Store or Google Play, log in and register:

  • Use the Barcode on your library card (this app is case sensitive)
  • Your password is the last four digits of your library card (including the case sensitive letters)

 

eSmart and Online Safety

eSmart

The eSmart Libraries Framework has been developed from a holistic and evidence-based approach and considers how the library and community can develop smart, safe and responsible digital behaviours.   eSmart Libraries is supported by both the Telstra and Allanah & Madeline Foundations and is currently in more that 75% of all Australian Public Libraries.  Access the eSmart website to receive updated information and learn about upcoming events.

iParent

Learn about the digital environment and help your child to have a safe and enjoyable online experience.  Visit iParent for important updates and news  

Tech Savvy Seniors

Tech Savvy Seniors is a website hosted by Telstra to give older people, particularly those in regional and remote areas the opportunity to develop their online skills and confidence, important for socialising and accessing important services.

WA ScamNet

Because fraud, scams and rip-offs are becoming more commonplace, The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety developed WA ScamNet as one method of combatting this ever increasing problem. Visit WA ScamNet to receive important alerts and learn more.

Think U know

This program, in partnership between the Australian Federal Police, Microsoft Australia, Datcom and the Commonwealth Bank is a free, evidence based cyber safety program providing information to parents, carers, teachers and students about the technologies young people use and the challenges they may face.  Topics such as social media reputation management, cyberbullying, "sexting", online grooming and identity theft are a few of the topics covered in this website.  The program aims to bridge the knowledge gap between adults and young people so that everyone has an understanding of the roles they play and what they can do if something goes wrong online. 

External Resources

Writing WA

Writing WA provides a range of services to support emerging practitioners, and strives to bring Western Australian writing to new audiences throughout this State and beyond.

 

Visit the State Library of Western Australia website.