City of Subiaco - Library services
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Library services

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Loans

Library members can borrow up to twelve items for a period of three weeks. Please note only six DVDs may be borrowed at a time.

Items can be renewed by telephone, email or by logging into your membership online. 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.

Formats Collections
  • Quality books
  • Large print books
  • E-books
  • Audio books on CD
  • Magazines
  • DVDs
  • CDs
  • Sheet music
  • Fiction
  • Non-fiction
  • Children and parenting
  • Reference
  • Newspapers (local and interstate)
  • Fundraising
  • Local history
  • English as a second language
  • Languages other than English

E-books and online resources

Visit the online resources page for information about borrowing e-books, e-magazines and a great range of online learning and leisure resources.

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)

Technology

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

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

Events

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

Programs

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.

Papermates

Are you passionate about young adult books and love to talk about them with friends? Then join Papermates, Subiaco Library’s online YA (young adult) book club.

Through Papermates you can check out books that you may not have normally picked for yourself, discover new authors, share your opinions with likeminded readers and have the opportunity to attend exclusive author talks and events.

To start reading and discussing, create a Goodreads account and request to join Papermates via the Groups link.

Papermates is facilitated by a member of the Subi Voice of Youth (SVY) and a Subiaco Library librarian. For more information please contact Subiaco Library on 9237 9300.

Services for children

Check out the programs for children page for information about the exciting library services available for children, including storytime, baby rhyme time, Sue Bee's Reading Hive and LEGO® Club, as well as other programs for children offered by the City of Subiaco.

Services for seniors

Collection

The library collection include 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

The library offers e-readers and an environmental measurement kit for loan.

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