Library membership

Mary Davies Library interior
Membership

We have four diverse libraries in the City of Rockingham.Library card

Library membership is free and open to all members of the community. 

Your library card gives you access to services, resources and facilities at all four branches.

To join the library:

  • visit any of the City's libraries 
  • provide photographic ID showing your current address or
  • join online to obtain a temporary membership which will give you access to our online services only

Children under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian to attend the library with them to complete the membership.

Borrowing

You will need to present your membership card in order to borrow items or to use the eLibrary facilities.

You may borrow a total of 20 items on your library card for a period of four weeks. 

Items can be returned to any of our four libraries, on or before the due date. If you are unable to return your items by the due date, items may be renewed twice (unless they have been requested by another patron). Renewals can be made in person, by phone or via online services.

After-hours returns chutes are available at Rockingham Central Library and at the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre.

Library items are supplied to the Rockingham community by the State Library of Western Australia, the City of Rockingham and the Department of Education.

Self checkout stationCollection for adults and children include:

  • books - in ordinary or large print
  • audio books
  • DVDs
  • magazines
  • books in languages other than English (LOTE)
  • digital resources
  • streaming movies
  • toys (Rockingham Central Library)

Requests

Items currently on loan or located at another branch can be requested. You can request items in person, by phone or via online services.

Items not available at the City of Rockingham libraries can be requested through the state-wide Inter-Library Lending Scheme. Requests can be made via Interlibrary loan request form, in person or by calling your local library.

Please note, there are restrictions on the items available for Inter-library loan. We will do our best to obtain items however we cannot guarantee supply.
You will be notified when items are ready for collection.

Notices

A courtesy notice will be sent by email three days before your items are due. Items not returned within 10 days of the due date will be subject to an overdue notice and suspension of borrowing rights until the items are either returned or, if lost, have been paid for.

If items are still not returned following the overdue notice a tax invoice will be posted for payment and debt recovery actions may be taken.

Care of items

Please treat the items you have borrowed with care. Damage caused while on loan to you may incur a charge.

 

Housebound Library Service

Housebound serviceCity of Rockingham residents who are physically unable to visit their local library, either temporarily or permanently, are able to apply to have library items delivered to their house.

The service is also available to live-in carers and to people whose partner, relative or friend who would normally drive them to the library is away on holiday or unavailable.

The service makes deliveries to each reader once a month, with members permitted to borrow up to 20 items at one time.

We provide a wide range of books in normal print and large print, audio books, magazines and DVDs, as well as free downloadable e-books and e-audiobooks. 

Residents who would like to join the service are encouraged to complete the application form at one of our libraries, or download and print the form below and take it to the library. 

Technology help

IT20 Program

We offer one-on-one 20 minute sessions with library staff at all four libraries providing general assistance using technology. 

Sessions are available Monday to Friday. For more information see the flyer below, or contact the libraries. Bookings are essential.

 

WiFi access

Free wi-fi accessThe libraries provide free access to computers and WiFi for study, reference, research, personal communication and recreational use to:

  • adult library members (over the age of 18)
  • young adult library members (aged 13-18 years)
  • child library members under 13 with parental supervision

You will need your library card in order to access public computers for web browsing, word processing and email. 
Printing is available for a small fee. Scanning is available free of charge.

Computers are booked for a maximum of one hour at the time.

Internet usage conditions are agreed to by the customer at each logon of public computer or WiFi session, in order to ensure safe and responsible use of technology.

Mobile printing

PrinterOn icon

Our libraries offer a mobile print service. You can print from anywhere and collect your prints from any of our four libraries. 

  1. Download and install the free PrinterOn app from the App Store or Google Play.  
  2. Search for Rockingham, ​select the library, print type and enter your email address. You will receive a 'Job Success' confirmation.
  3. You can then visit your library's Self Service Station to collect your print job.
Free access to information

Our Information and Library Service supports the Australian Library and Information Association’s Free Access to Information principles.

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