Library news and events
Fremantle Library’s summer reading competition
You could win one of two Kobo Aura Edition 2 e-readers, or a book voucher from New Edition to the value of $50. The competition runs from 1 February to 28 February 2018 inclusive, after which winners will be drawn at random.
Find out what we recommend for you in our Summer Reading Guide – pick up a copy or read now.
- Borrow a total of at least 3 ebooks, eaudiobooks and/or emagazines between 1 February to 28 February 2018
- Place a review for at least one on the catalogue
- Post the 3 titles on the library competition Facebook post by 28 February 2018.
The 2018 City of Fremantle T.A.G. Hungerford Award is proudly sponsored by the City of Fremantle, Fremantle Library, The West Australian and Fremantle Press.
The prize is biennial and is awarded to an unpublished manuscript by an unpublished Western Australian author for a work of adult fiction, narrative non-fiction or young adult fiction. The winner receives a cash prize of $12,000 and a publishing contract with Fremantle Press.
ENTRIES: Open on Friday 2 February 2018 and close at midnight WST on Friday 16 March 2018.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Shortlisted authors will be notified by phone or email. The winner will be announced at a special event at Fremantle Arts Centre in November 2018.
SUBMISSIONS: All submissions are to be made electronically. Before commencing your submission please carefully read the terms and conditions. Also make sure you have a pseudonym, a 100-word biography, a provisional title for your work and that you know the word count of your manuscript.
ENTRY FEE: You will require a credit card or PayPal account for payment of the entry fee. Entry costs A$30. This is a non-refundable fee that covers the cost of administrative tasks associated with judging.
MORE INFORMATION: If you require assistance with your electronic submission, or for any other inquiries, please contact Fremantle Library on (08) 9432 9766 after Friday 2 February 2018.
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Library move December 2017
The library has moved to temporary premises at Fremantle Oval as of Monday 18 December. For more details see http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/librarymove
Online kids activities
Clients who have previously enjoyed TumbleBooks and Literacy Planet, please note that the SLWA subscriptions for these will be ending this year. TumbleBooks will be available until 31 October and Literacy Planet will be available until 30 November.
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Interlibrary loan update
WA public libraries, including Fremantle Library, are working to continue the interlibrary loan system. This includes a 6 month trial of a new interlibrary lending system starting 1 July 2017.
Where possible, we will purchase requested items, and customers will have access to 12 interlibrary loans per year.
To make sure new items are available for customers at their libraries, only items older than 12 months will be available for interlibrary loan. You can join any library throughout the state to borrow a book located at that library, subject to membership conditions. Membership also gives you access to free ebooks. External loans outside of WA public libraries may incur a cost.
The trial will be evaluated at the end of the 6 month period. For more information and feedback please contact Fremantle Library on firstname.lastname@example.org or 9432 9766.
Notice of fees and charges
As of Monday 3rd July 2017, the following fees and charges apply.
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