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**In accordance with the latest restrictions from the Australian Government and State Government, the City's libraries are closed until further notice. Access to library eResources and loans renewals is available online and libraries can be contacted by phone or email if assistance is required accessing any online services. All forthcoming events have also been cancelled**

  • For more activities visit our What's On Calendar or read our monthly eNewsletter.

    Summer Program 2020

    From arts and craft workshops, self-improvement sessions, movie screenings to kids' storytime, we have a packed program of events throughout summer. Check out our program guide for ideas to keep busy when it's hot outside.

    Events are located at all of our four libraries.

    Please note that some events require bookings.

    IT20 Program

    IT 20 logoAre you interested in learning a bit more about technology but aren't quite sure where to start?
    Our libraries are running the IT20 Program – short, one-on-one 20 minute sessions.

    For more information and bookings please visit your local library.

    Makers and Creators

    Get crafty every month with a different activity for adults across all four libraries.

    Bookings essential.  

    To register online find the event in our What's On Calendar.

    Matinee Movie Series

    Matinee Movie Series logoVisit the Mary Davies Library and Community Centre on the fourth Friday every month for the screening of the best in classic cimena, independent, Australian and world films. Bookings are required and the audience must be 18+.

    To register online visit our What's On Calendar.

    First Thursday Films

    First Thursday Films logoOn the first Thursday of every month Safety Bay Library presents lunchtime films for your enjoyment.

    No bookings are required. Bring your lunch but coffee and tea is provided. Audience members must be 18+.

    Book Clubs

    Book ClubOur Book Clubs are a great way to meet to discuss books, discover new authors and make new friends.

    For more information or to register your interest contact your local library.

    English Conversation Group

    ""Everyone is welcome at this Mary Davies Library and Community Centre group for people interested in practising their English. Contact staff for more information on 9591 0800 or email mdlcccontact@rockingham.wa.gov.au.

    Connect and Create at Rockingham Central Library

    ""Make some new friends and learn some new skills at our regular community group meetings at Rockingham Central Library. Groups include the Rockingham City Chess Connection Group and the Crochet Group.

    All welcome, no bookings are required.

    Connect and Create at Mary Davies Library

    Connect and Create logoLearn some new skills and make new friends at our regular community groups at Mary Davies Library and Community Centre.

    Join the Adult Lego and Sewing Group regular sessions. Bookings are not required.

  • Library eNewsletter

    Want to keep up to date with what's happening at our libraries?

    Read our monthly E-Newsletter

    Pop Up Libraries

    Our Pop Up Libraries are coming your way!

    Discover how we can enrich your life – come and see our staff outside the libraries, ask questions, bring your iPad for a demonstration of eBook and eMovies downloads. Or just come and have a chat. 

    March 2020

    Due to the evolving status of the COVID-19 virus, and based on current information provided by the Australian Government Department of Health, all Pop Up Libraries have been cancelled until further notice.

    Toy Library

    Toy library

     

    The newly opened City of Rockingham Toy Library operates from the Rockingham Central Library on Dixon Road. 

    Items from the toy collection are available to all current and new library members to borrow free of charge.

     

    Opening hours

    DayTime
    Tuesday11am–4pm
    Thursday11am–4pm
    Saturday9am–11.30am

    Toys can be returned at any time during general library opening hours at Rockingham Central Library and loans will only be available during the above Toy Library hours.

    Housebound Library Service

    Housebound Library Service - image of books in basketResidents 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 submit an application form at any of our libraries. ​ Visit library memberships to download the application form.

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