Library services

 

The library offers a number of services above and beyond the lending of books and other materials. 

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Internet and wifi

Library members can access free internet for an hour per day on our public computers. USBs access is enabled on the computers. Non-members can access the public computers with a single use 30 minute guest pass for free. Public computers shut down 15 minutes before closing time. Free wifi is available on the Frebytes Library network.

Printing, photocopying and scanning

Black and white printing is available from the public computers, and costs 20c per A4 page. A coin operated colour photocopier is also available. There is a free scanner available for use.

Children’s Library

Baby Rhyme Time - 0-2 years

A fun free program for babies.  Enjoy rhymes and songs at 9.30 am every Wednesday or Friday during school term. No bookings required.

Toddler Tales - 18-30 months

Rhymes, stories, songs and craft for toddlers. A series of up to nine sessions is held each school term on Tuesdays at 9.30am, and bookings are required - please contact the library.

Storytime - 2-5 years

Stories, rhymes, songs and craft for 2–5 year olds. Held every Thursday at 10.00 am, Storytime is free and no bookings are required.

Reading rewards

Year One students are invited to collect rewards for borrowing from Fremantle City Library. Collect a sticker each time you visit the library, and once you have collected ten stickers, your reward is a free library bag!

Better Beginnings

Supports parents in reading to children, helping them to develop necessary literacy skills to become good readers and succeed at school. Collect a Better Beginnings parent toolkit with a beautiful board book for your baby from your child health nurse or from the Library. Visit Better Beginnings for more information.

Toy Library

Residents of the City of Fremantle and the Town of East Fremantle can apply for membership of the Fremantle Toy Library.

Homebound

If you or someone you know is unable to visit the library due to infirmity, ill health or disability, our homebound service can help. Residents of the City of Fremantle or the Town of East Fremantle who are confined to their homes may request this service if they meet the eligibility criteria. Please contact the library for more information.

Low vision aid – ReadEasy Move

ReadEasy Move machine with examples of items that it can scan and read
The library has a machine that can read practically any printed text out loud within seconds. It is suitable for people who are blind or have low vision.  Simply line up your document, press the ‘capture’ button and it will begin to read the document out to you.

Online resources

Membership gives you access to free ebook, magazine and music downloads, amongst other benefits.  

Fremantle History Centre

The Fremantle History Centre provides information about the Fremantle and East Fremantle local government area.

Community Information

The library can help you find services and organisations in the Fremantle area. Contact Library Help Desk for details. There is also a community noticeboard in the Town Hall arcade which is maintained by the library. Enquire at the library help desk to place a notice or seek information.

Book clubs

If you are interested in hosting or joining a book club at the library please contact us for more details.

Sourcing items

If the Library does not have an item available for loan, we may be able to source it from another Western Australian public library through the inter library loan service. Conditions apply – please enquire at the Library

Return and pick up items

Aside from the Library, there are also two handy locations for returns and reservation pickups: Toy Library in Hilton, or The Meeting Place on South Terrace.

Contact us

Fremantle City Library
Town Hall Centre
William Street
Fremantle
T 08 9432 9766
TTY 08 9432 9777
frelib@fremantle.wa.gov.au