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Terms and conditions

View the library terms and conditions.

Fees and charges

As of Monday 1 July 2019, 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 grown ups.
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 grown ups.
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.


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

Toy Library

Membership of the Fremantle Toy Library is open to families and community groups (including playgroups, parent groups and centres).


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.

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 please contact The Meeting Place 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. Login to your account to request an item.


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 Librarian 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