City of Armadale

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Saturday, 19 April 2014

Services and Facilities

Libraries

Libray Online Service

The City of Armadale operates public libraries in Armadale, Kelmscott and Seville Grove. The City also manages the Birtwistle Local Studies Library which is located within the City of Armadale Library. Click on the library name for current opening hours and locations.

The free public library service is part of a state wide network that operates between local government authorities and the Library and Information Service of Western Australia.


Opening Hours

The Libraries will be Closed over the Easter Weekend and on ANZAC Day.

Friday 18 April CLOSED - Good Friday
Saturday 19 April CLOSED - Easter Saturday
Sunday 20 April CLOSED - Easter Sunday
Monday 21 April CLOSED - Easter Monday
Tuesday 22 April Business as usual
Wednesday 23 April Business as usual
Thursday 24 April Business as usual
Friday 25 April CLOSED - ANZAC Day

Easter Weekend and ANZAC Day Opening Hours (PDF 272 KB)

Armadale Library
Monday to Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm
Sunday 12 noon - 4pm
Seville Grove Library
Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 12 noon
Kelmscott Library
Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 12 noon

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Membership

Library membership is free and anyone can join.

Library membership card

To become a library member you must produce proof of your current address for example a drivers' license, rates notice, pension card or bill. We also ask that you provide an alternative contact address. If you are under the age of 18 years old a parent or guardian's signature is required.

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Online Catalogue

The Online Catalogue allows users to search the City's catalogue for items, renew or request library items, check which books you have borrowed and find out which items have recently arrived in the City's libraries.

From this catalogue you can access our online databases, e-Audio and e-Books. You can also reserve a library computer for internet research using the Library Online Service.

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Borrowing

The following rules apply to the borrowing of library items:

  • your library membership card must be produced when borrowing items
  • you may borrow up to twelve items at a time
  • items can be loaned for a period of three weeks
  • items may be renewed twice, provided there are no requests on the item
  • you may renew items online or by telephoning any branch
  • items can be borrowed from, and returned to, any of the City's three branches during opening hours
  • replacement cards incur a cost of $5.00

Fines are charged at 20c per day per item, to a maximum of $2 per item. Borrowing privileges will be revoked if the total amount owed reaches $10. If you owe more than $10 you must pay the entire amount before borrowing privileges are reinstated.

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The collection

The library collection includes:

  • books (fiction and non-fiction)
  • reference material, not for loan, but may be consulted in the library
  • large print books
  • magazines and newspapers
  • talking book, CDs and MP3s
  • CD ROMs
  • DVDs
  • books in a range of languages
  • language learning resources
  • junior and young adult collections
  • a car manual collection
  • Council Minutes and information
  • Jigsaws and games, available only at Seville Grove Library
  • paperback swap
  • community information noticeboards and special interest displays
  • access to Australian Bureau of Statistics information
  • engraving equipment
  • databases
  • e-Books and e-Audio

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Can't find it? Ask a librarian

Librarians have access to over 2 million items located in public libraries throughout Western Australia. If we don't have the information or item you require in one of our libraries we will try and get it for you. Alternatively you can check the availability of items via the City's Library Online Service.

If we stock an item but it is already out on loan you can reserve it online and we will notify you when it becomes available.

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What's on at the Library

In addition to the thousands of books, CDs, DVDs and magazines on offer, the libraries also run many ongoing sessions throughout the year, including story time, games morning, family history research, beginners computer courses and much more.

What's on at the Library 2013 (PDF 2.22 MB)

See the events page for our special events, such as author talks and school Holiday activities.

Running on Wednesday, 30 April 2014
A dramatic performance by Hugh Carder.

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Running on Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Come and listen to what historians Jennie and Bevan Carter have to say.

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Running on Saturday, 10 May 2014
Come along, bring the kids, and share in the joy and excitement of this Special Storytime.

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Running on Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Come and hear about Lizzie Midgley's adventures as she went through the experience of writing and publishing her own book.

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Running on Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Doug Ayre will shine a light on scouting with a focus on Kelmscott's Gilwell Scoutmasters' Training Camp.

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Running on Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Come and join the fun as we join over 430,000 people across Australia reading Ursula Dubosarsky's, Too Many Elephants in this House, at the same time.

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Running on Friday, 30 May 2014
Yoga teacher and naturopath, Brenda Roberts will help you to learn some techniques to settle and bond with your baby.

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Writing Groups
Armadale Young Writers’ Award

This writing competition was launched in 2011 and is held annually. Commencing in June each year, it is open to children in years 5 to 10 who reside or attend school in the City of Armadale.

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Family Reading Centre

A special area has been set aside at the Seville Grove Library as a Family Reading Centre. The area is filled with educational toys, books and other resources targeting early literacy and parenting.

Groups are welcome to come along and play in the area or can arrange to have a librarian read stories and undertake a related activity.

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Home delivery service

A home delivery service is available to residents who are unable to access library services due to an ongoing illness or disability. Staff use information provided by the reader to select library items. Items are delivered to their homes on a fortnightly basis. For more information contact the Seville Grove Library.

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Seniors services

The City's libraries offer a range of services for seniors. These include Books on Wheels, bulk loans and a seniors' Christmas Party.

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Meeting facilities

The Armadale and Seville Grove libraries both have meeting rooms available for hire during opening hours. Audio Visual facilities are only available at the Armadale Library. Contact the library to check availability.

Hire charges are outlined below:

Community Groups
Per Hour $11.50
Per Hour with A/V $15.50 (Armadale Only)
Per Day $63.00
Per Day with A/V $84.00 (Armadale Only)
Commercial Groups
Per Hour $16.50
Per Hour with A/V $21.00 (Armadale Only)
Per Day $94.50
Per Day with A/V $115.50 (Armadale Only)

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Other services

Other services on offer at the City's libraries include access to:

  • a Justice of the Peace on Thursdays from 10am-1pm at Kelmscott Library
  • photocopiers
  • a laminating machine
  • a sales table of discarded or donated stock
  • the internet for free (for research purposes)
  • WiFi
  • library bags

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Microsoft Tutorials

Free access to Microsoft Tutorials:

City of Armadale Libraries now provides you with free access to short tutorials for several Microsoft applications, via our Library Webpage.

These programs take you through a variety of screens showing details of ?how to? perform many of the functions in the Microsoft programs.

Programs include: Windows Vista, MS Word, Excel, Publisher, MovieMaker, Photoshop, Front Page and more.

Free Microsoft Tutorials

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Links

Links to a range of online databases, newspapers, and other libraries are available.

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