Library services

Fremantle Library offers free membership for borrowing and computer use.
Children's programs and a range of events and book clubs are available. Free space to study, work and read. Access printing, scanning and photocopying services, as well as public computers and wifi.
Rooms are available for hire at community and commercial rates. 

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Membership and loans

Membership is free and allows you to borrow up to 20 items (books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks etc). See information on how to join
 

Terms and conditions and fees

View the library terms and conditions, and current fees and charges for 2019/20. 

Computer and wifi

The public computers have Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Powerpoint and MS Paint. The browser is Google Chrome and there is also Ancestry.com access. 

Library members can access free internet for an hour per day on our public computers. If you are a visitor, ask at the front desk for a free 'guest pass' for 30 minute access. Please note public computers shut down 15 minutes before closing time.

Free wifi is also available on the "cof public" network.

Printing, photocopying and scanning

Black and white and colour printing and photocopying is available on the machine located next to the Wanjoo Lounge. Release print job via the computer, and pay via the coin box. Free scanning to USB is available from the same device.

You can send print jobs to the device using the PrinterOn website or app, or email them following these instructions. Pay and pick up your print jobs up to 24 hours later at the Library. 

Children’s Library and Toy Library

See our Library services for children page. 

Homebound

We provide this free service to residents of the City of Fremantle and the Town of East Fremantle, delivering to those who are physically unable to visit the library. Please contact the library for more information.

Room Hire

See the room hire page for costs and application form. 

Online resources

Membership gives you access to free ebook, magazine and music downloads and streaming movies.  

Fremantle History Centre

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

Book clubs

View book club details on the events page.

Donations

Fremantle Library welcomes donations of resources that will enhance the Library’s existing collection.

Donated material will be evaluated against the below criteria before being included into the collection as library stock. Any items that do not meet these criteria may not be accepted.

All items must be in excellent physical condition.

Welcome donations:

  • current bestsellers less than 1 year old
  • classic fiction or nonfiction
  • non-fiction less than two years old
  • large print books less than two years old
  • popular DVDs and music CDs.

The library is unable to accept the following:

  • non-fiction books over two years old
  • non book material in outdated forms (cassettes, VHS tapes)
  • almanacs or encyclopedias
  • abridged or condensed items
  • magazines.

Any historical donations must relate specifically to Fremantle and will be referred to the History Centre to be assessed.

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.
Items can be returned only at Fremantle Leisure Centre and Samson Recreation Centre.

Contact us

Fremantle Library
Fremantle Oval
70 Parry Street
Fremantle WA 6160
T 08 9432 9766
TTY 08 9432 9777
frelib@fremantle.wa.gov.au