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2 weeks ago in Media release
Modified City of Fremantle library services

In a further response to the COVID-19 situation, City of Fremantle will be operating a modified library service from Monday 23 March. 

All library spaces will be closed to the public, but people will still be able to loan books and other items at the Customer Service desk at the City’s administration building at Fremantle Oval. 

Customers will be able to browse the City of Fremantle’s library collection and reserve items online, and then collect them from the Customer Service desk. 

Library staff will also be available at the Customer Service desk to assist people with local item requests, borrowing and membership services. 

City of Fremantle Customer Service hours are Monday to Friday 8am-5pm. 

Items available through the library include adult, young adult and children’s books, graphic novels, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks and magazines. 

All current loans will be extended until 30 June 2020, and the loan limit will be raised to 40 items per member. 

Current Homebound book delivery services will have their allocation of books increased and will continue as usual until otherwise advised. 

The City’s recently launched Neighbour to Neighbour program, which pairs up volunteer helpers with people requiring support, is another option for the pick-up and return of library items. 

For more information about the Neighbour to Neighbour program and to sign up as a volunteer, visit the City’s website. The volunteer sign-up forms are also available in printed format and will be available across the community. 

Fremantle Library members also have access to an extensive range of e-books and audiobooks, streaming films, downloadable MP3s many other free online resources that are available to use online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Visit fremantle.wa.gov.au/eresources for more information or call 9432 9766 for support. 

All enquires to the Fremantle History Centre can be submitted by email on lhc@fremantle.wa.gov.au or telephone on 9432 9739 between 8am-midday. 

To browse the Fremantle Library catalogue and reserve items for collection, please visit fremantle.spydus.com. 

For all Library Queries please call 9432 9766 or email frelib@fremantle.wa.gov.au. 

To join Fremantle Library please visit fremantle.wa.gov.au/fremantle-library-membership. 

Fremantle Library staff will continue to explore options to deliver our services and programs to our community. Regular newsletters will be sent out.

The City of Fremantle Depot on Knutsford Street will also be closed to public from 23 March 2020 until further notice. Contractors and couriers are requested to ring the bell for assistance. 

The Recycling Centre on Montreal Street, opposite the Fremantle Public Golf Course, is open for normal operating hours – Friday 12pm-4pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am-4pm excluding public holidays. 

For any queries please call Customer Service on 1300 MY FREO. 

For the latest updates on City of Fremantle services and facilities visit the COVID-19 updates page on our website. 

For information and updates about COVID-19 please visit the state government’s HealthyWA website, or follow the HealthyWA facebook page.