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Library services

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Loans

Library members can borrow up to twenty items for a period of three weeks. Items can be renewed by telephone, email or by logging into your online account. Items cannot be renewed if they have been requested by another member, are more than one week overdue or have already been renewed twice. Items not returned by the due date may incur charges.

Reference and information services

Staff will happily assist you with locating items and information for educational, work and recreational queries. An inter-library loan service can help you acquire items not available at Subiaco Library.

Books on Prescription

City of Subiaco is the first metropolitan council to implement a ‘Books on Prescription’ scheme which has proven success in the UK, New Zealand, New South Wales and the Kimberley in WA. The program involves GP’s or other health practitioners “prescribing” a book that addresses a particular mental health issue which is available at the local library. Together, the GP and patient select from a list of high quality self- help books, which have been selectively chosen by health professionals from previous programs. The program has been found to be an effective way of helping people deal with common health problems such as anxiety, depression and eating disorders.

For more information view the frequently asked questions fact sheet (PDF, 2MB) or contact community services on 9237 9320.

View the current book list (PDF, 43kB)

Library meeting room - The Nook

The Nook is a general purpose meeting space available to members of the public, community groups, organisations, and clubs. The room is free to book for groups of two to twelve people for up to two hours at a time. Book the Nook online now. For more information read the terms and conditions of hire (PDF 328KB). 

Computers, WiFi and digital education

Subiaco Library has eight public computers with Microsoft Office software and internet access. Free wireless internet is also available inside and outside the library.

Printing and photocopying services are available at the following rates:

A4 black and white 20 cents
A4 colour 50 cents
A4 black and white 30 cents
A3 colour 1 dollar

Scanning services are available at no charge but you must bring your own USB device.

Digication 

Digication is Subiaco Library's digital education program consisting of group information sessions and one-on-one tutorials. Participants can register for a free individual tutorial to receive help and advice on any technology question. Sessions are available on Thursdays from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Register at Subiaco Library or phone 9237 9300. 

Digication information sessions are small group sessions which include information and practical advice on a range of digital skills and knowldge areas. Register for these upcoming sessions via the online events calendar.

Learn about e-resources

Your membership gives you free access to a 24/7 word of information thousands of online resources including e-books, e-magazines, audio books and online courses. For help with e-resources, register for a one-on-one information session with library staff where you will be shown what is available, and how you can access it. Book a session by emailing library@subiaco.wa.gov.au or phone 9237 9300.

Mobile printing

Subiaco Library offers printing from any internet- connected device including laptops, tablets, smart phones or your home computer. Documents for printing can be sent via the web portal, email or by downloading the printing app on your device. To begin mobile printing, follow these simple instructions (PDF 237KB).

Events

Subiaco Library hosts regular events including author talks, artist evenings and lunchtime talks, as well as workshops and seminars on topics of interest. View upcoming library events on the city's online events calendar.

Programs for adults

Book club

Belonging to a book club is a great way to meet new people and be exposed to books you may not ordinarily choose. Subiaco Library's book club meets for one hour every six weeks with three sessions to choose from:

  • Tuesday at 1.30pm or 6.30pm
  • Sunday at 3pm

No bookings are required. Contact Subiaco Library on (08) 9237 9300 or email library@subiaco.wa.gov.au for more information.

Programs for children

Check out the programs for children page for information about the exciting library services available for children, including storytime, baby rhymetime, Sue Bee's Reading Hive, children's book club and school holiday activities, as well as other programs for children offered by the City of Subiaco.

Services for seniors

Collection

The library collection includes large print books and audio books on compact disc.

Housebound delivery service

The library offers a housebound delivery service for residents who are temporarily or permanently housebound and unable to visit the library. Contact the library on (08) 9237 9300 to find out more or determine your eligibility. 

Community information

Noticeboard

The library has a community noticeboard that shares information from the city, community groups, cultural organisations, government agencies and educational institutions. If you would like to display information on this board please first enquire to library at library@subiaco.wa.gov.au

Other items of interest

Subiaco Library has a Kindle, Kobo and Sony e-reader available to loan. Borrowing a device is a great way to try out new technology. 

Purchase a red Live, Love and Learn with Public Libraries eco-friendly library bag for just $1.10.