Library services

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Fees and charges

As of Monday 3rd July 2017, the following fees and charges apply.

Internet and wifi

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, then pick up and pay them at the library. 

Children’s Library

It's All About Rhyme

Come and learn new rhymes and songs in an interactive activity your baby will love.  Enjoy sharing books, meeting and talking with new friends.
Recommended for babies and toddlers up to age 2 and their grownups.
Tuesdays  9:30am
School terms only
Cost: FREE

It's All About Story

Come and learn new stories, songs and  in an interactive program your child will love. Enjoy reading books, meeting and talking with new friends.
Recommended for children aged 2 – 5 and their grownups.
Thursdays  9:30am
School terms only
Cost: FREE

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.
 

CoderDojo

What is a CoderDojo? A CoderDojo is a free computer programming club for young people aged 7-17 years of age.

At CoderDojos, young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and more.

Young people will be guided through the basics then facilitated in creating their own projects, Learn technical skills, work on fun projects, help each other solve problems and show off what you have been working on.

Bring your laptop down to Fremantle Library from 3.30pm – 5pm on Wednesdays to join in!

There is currently a waitlist for the CoderDojo. Please contact us on 9432 9766 or email frelib@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

Toy Library

Residents of the City of Fremantle, Town of East Fremantle, City of Melville and City of Cockburn 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.

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