Library

Bridgetown Regional Library

Bridgetown Regional Library

The Bridgetown Regional Library was officially opened on 23 July 2013 by the Hon Colin Barnett MLA, Premier of Western Australia. The Library is located at the Somme Creek Reserve on Steere Street, quietly nestled amongst landscaped gardens and native bushlands.

Opening Hours

Monday to Wednesday 10am to 5pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday 10am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 12 noon

75 Steere Street (PO Box 271), Bridgetown, WA, 6255

Email - library@bridgetown.wa.gov.au

PH: (08) 9761 2503
 

Joining the Library

Membership is free
Proof of your current residential address is required
Details of second contact
Parent/Guardian consent for those under 18
Visitors may enquire about temporary membership

Borrowing from the Library

All Members can borrow ten items
Loan period is 3 weeks
Items may be renewed by telephone, email or online unless reserved by another borrower.
MEMBERSHIP CARD MUST BE PRESENTED EACH TIME ITEMS ARE BORROWED

Bridgetown One Library

Click here to view the information booklet for Bridgetown One Library.

Bridgetown Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)

This service will be unavailable until further notice due to software upgrades at the library.

 

E Books

E Books are now available from the library. Click the eBooks icon to view the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection (WAPLDMC).

Anyone can access this site but to borrow from the collection:
Your library card needs to be in the form of CL203B......
Your library membership registration must have been renewed with the last 2 years; and
You have to have registered for a pin number at the library.  Please contact the library for this pin number.

You may:

  • Borrow up to five e-books at a time
  • Choose a borrowing period of 7, 14 or 21 days
  • Place items in a wish list for future reference;
  • And place holds on items that are already on loan.

Unfortunately Kindle users are unable to download books from the WAPLDMC at this time due to the incompatibility of Kindle readers to other formats.  A list of compatible e-readers is available on the Overdirve website.

One Click Digital Free E-Audio Books

Download free E-Audio Books, any time, anywhere, using your library membership card. 

Click the icon above and sign up today.

Many titles to choose from and more added every month
Loan Period - up to 21 days
Maximum of 5 items at a time
Wide range of Clipper audio books available
A comprehensive "User Guide" is available on the One Click Digital website
Available to both Mac and Windows users and compatible with a large range of audio devices.  See the user guide for details

Log on listen and enjoy!

If you have any problems using the digital collection, please contact the library staff for assistance.

Library Service Now Available at Greenbushes Community Resource Centre

Greenbushes residents may now access a limited library service from the Greenbushes Community Resource Centre.  The Bridgetown-Greenbushes Shire has supplied the Community Resource Centre with a loan collection which will be exchanged periodically.  Readers will also be able to consult the library catalogues and request books on interlibrary loan.  These items will then be delivered to the Community Resource Centre for collection.  Books borrowed from the Bridgetown library may also be returned in Greenbushes if necessary.

 

Need help with your homework?  If you are in Years 4-12, you can use YourTutor to solve your home work problems.  Login and chat with tutors who are experts in English, maths, science, assignment research and study skills.  The service is available from 4 - 8pm, Monday to Friday.  Best of all access to YourTutor is free.  You do need to have a Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes library card to access this service.

 

Busythings is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.

 

Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books.
This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings (http://www.better-beginnings.com.au) supporting families in sharing a love of reading.

 

Content from international newspapers, magazines and reference books including many Australian and New Zealand titles, covering current events, business, sport, entertainment and much more.

 

An excellent resource for students, parents and teachers.  Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition can be searched according to the users’ particular age group ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning.

 

A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability.  Children and parents can select from activities focusing on pre-reading skills, phonics, reading, spelling, vocabulary, grammar and comprehension in a fun, exciting and safe online environment.

 

Full text coverage from scholarly business management and economic journals, including peer-reviewed publications. Included in this database, are company profiles and industry reports from Datamonitor.

 

A great guide for fiction readers.  Find your favourite author, look for similar titles to the one you have just read, look for the next book in a series or find books for your young reader.

 

Zinio: the premium digital magazine collection is now available to all library  members. This collection of magazines includes popular titles such as  Delicious, Donna Hay, Elle, Gardening Australia, The Economist, Vogue and many more. Download the eMagazines to your PC, laptop or mobile device to enjoy at  your leisure.

 

Borrow Box is an eAudiobook download service that your library has subscribed to through  the Western Australian Public Libraries Digital Media Collection (WAPLDMC). It is designed and powered by  Bolinda Digital.  4 titles may be borrowed at a time. Apps are available for apple and android devices.

 

Internet/Email
Internet used for research is free of charge.
Bookings are required

Housebound Library Services

Delivery services for homebound people who otherwise would have no access to library and information materials. Contact the library for details.

Requests and Inter library Loans

If an item in our collection is on loan we can reserve it for you. If we don’t have the item or information you want either visit, ring or email the library with your requests and we will try to get it for you from other public libraries in Western Australia. There is a limit of ten interlibrary loan requests per person at any one time.

Membership Responsibilities
Items lost or damaged while on loan must be paid for.
Lost or stolen library card will be replaced on payment of $5 (Inc.GST )

Your library is a public place. Library staff want you to feel welcome, to enjoy your visit and to use as many services as possible.

Book Club

Book Club Meetings are held on the third Thursday afternoon of the month between 1.00pm - 2.30pm.  Anyone interested in coming along should register their interest with the Library.

Greenbushes Book Club Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 10.00am at the Greenbushes Community Resource Centre.

 

Childrens Services

Baby Rhyme Time

Baby Rhyme Time for babies over 6 months is held every Wednesdays at 10.00am - 10.30am during school terms.  Parents, babies and toddlers can have lots of fun learning simple rhymes and songs together.  It introduces babies and toddlers to the joys of literature, helping them to develop skills they need to learn to read and communicate.

Story Time

For children aged 3yrs+ Story Time is held following Baby Rhyme Time at 10.30am on Wednesday mornings during school terms. Sessions include stories and simple craft activities.

School Holiday Activites

The library holds activities for children during each school holidays. Contact the library for details of sessions or click on the link at the top of the page for the full programme. Bookings are necessary.

Other Links

State Library of Western Australia - www.liswa.wa.gov.au

www.fantasticfiction.co.uk

www.whichbook.net

www.literature-map.com