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. There is a community shelf for those in need.
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- Membership and loans
- Terms and conditions and fees
- Internet and wifi
- Printing and photocopying
- Hot Reads
- Quiet Hour
- Community shelf
- Children's Library and Toy Library
- Room Hire
- Online resources
- Fremantle History Centre
- Book clubs
- Return and pick up items
Membership is free and allows you to borrow up to 20 items (books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks etc). See information on how to join.
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.
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.
Hot Reads are the latest and popular titles in a special section at the front of the library. Lots of copies means less wait times. Browse when you next visit, or view and reserve the titles online.
On Wednesdays, 11am-12pm, the library will provide a low-sensory environment, including lowering lights, turning off beeping sounds on machines and reducing the volume on phones.
The shelf is for anyone who needs a helping hand. Take what you need, and give back when you can. Donations welcome, including in date, non perishable food, toiletries, grooming and beauty products.
See our Library services for children page.
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.
See the room hire page for costs and application form.
Membership gives you access to free ebook, magazine and music downloads and streaming movies.
The Fremantle History Centre provides information about the Fremantle and East Fremantle local government area.
View book club details on the events page.
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.
- 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
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.