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Library

Our library is located at the Shire Administration Centre in Bindoon and is part of the Library and Information Service of Western Australia.

It has a basic stock of approximately 6,500 items that include books, DVDs, audio books, and board games / jigsaws .  Monthly exchanges of items mean that approximately 120 new items are received each month.

CURRENT ACTIVITIES/WORKSHOPS: Memoir workshops run by local author Deborah Weetman, Thursdays 10am to 1pm $25 per session. Contact the Library Officer on 9576 4600 for more details.

Opening Hours

  • Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 4.30pm
  • Saturday from 9.00am - 12.00pm (thank you to our Volunteers)

Joining the Library

Membership is FREE.  It is easy to join, if you are over 18 years of age just bring a utility bill or drivers license that has your current residential address. If you are under 18 years of age you will need to attend with your parent or guardian who will need to supply proof of address.

What can you borrow from the Library?

The Bindoon Library has a limit of four (4) items per card that are allowed to be borrowed at any one time. However, of these only two (2) can be electronic resources (e.g. DVDs or audio books).

The loan period of items is for two (2) weeks, renewals can be done over the telephone on 9576 4600. However, if the item you have borrowed has been reserved by another member, you will be required to return the item and then ask for it to be reserved for you.

What is available at the Library?

  • fiction and non-fiction books
  • audio books on CD
  • paperback swap
  • junior and adult DVD's
  • large print books
  • reference material
  • free internet terminals and free WiFi

We also have a pod coffee machine so you can grab a coffee for only $2! Cadbury fundraising chocolates are also available from only $1, so why not stop in for a cuppa and a snack whilst you browse or utilise Wifi?

Rhyme Time

Kick start your baby’s cognitive development with Rhyme Time! Commencing Wednesday August 23 at the Library from 10:30, there will be rhymes, singing, and a story. Suitable for babies, but toddlers are welcome to participate as well. 

Library To Your Door

What is Library To Your Door?

Library To Your Door is a trial service operated from the Bindoon Library, courtesy of The Shire of Chittering, that aims to provide library books to residents of the Shire who are housebound and cannot make it to the Library.

Who is eligible?

This service is provided for residents of the Shire of Chittering who are genuinely housebound, either temporarily or permanently due to health reasons. Therefore if you are recovering from a surgical procedure, have a broken leg, can’t drive due to a medical condition, or are disabled, you qualify for our service.

If I am temporarily housebound, can I continue the service once I’m better?

Once you are able to get out and about yourself, the service will come to an end. We only have a limited number of spots available and therefore someone else who is in need will take your place.

I don’t have a car, or can’t get to Bindoon to visit the library. Can I utilise this service?

Unfortunately not. Places are limited and are solely for those residents who are unable to attend due to health reasons and meet the criteria. If you are unsure if you qualify, please phone 9576 4600 and speak to Annie.

Do I have to be a member of the Bindoon Library?

Yes you do, however if you are not, signing up is free and easy!

How does the service work?

During the trial, the service will be monthly until we can determine what the needs are within the community. On the first Tuesday of each month (unless advised otherwise), Annie will visit you in the morning and drop off four books and pick up any books you took the month previously. The time cannot be guaranteed as it will depend on who else is having books dropped off but it will be between 9am and 12pm.

Which books will I get?

When you sign up, Annie will discuss with you which genres and types of books you prefer. You can make requests but it will depend on if they are in stock. Currently the Inter Library Loan service is unavailable to Library To Your Door members so the books are limited to what are on the shelves at the Bindoon Library.

You will not just be limited to books though – we also have available audio books, DVDs, board games and jigsaws to borrow as well.

How do I sign up?

Call Annie on 9576 4600 or email her at chatter@chittering.wa.gov.au to see if you are eligible. Spots are limited so it’s first come, first served, but there will be a waiting list you can be added to for if a spot opens up.

E-Resources 

There are various apps available to access all the e-resources available via SLWA. 

BorrowBox

BorrowBox is an award winning Australian App that enables Public Library and State Library members to browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks and eBooks on their Apple or Android device for limited periods through digital loans. BorrowBox is a FREE download solution. Once you are signed in you can borrow or reserve up to 4 eAudiobooks and 4 eBooks for a 2 week loan period.

http://library.bolindadigital.com/bindoon

User name is your library card number found on the back of your card, and the PIN is the last 4 digits of your card number e.g. 123D

Overdrive

OverDrive is a supplier of digital eBooks and audiobooks. eBooks are purchased for the W.A. Public Libraries Digital Media Collection (WAPLDMC) and made available to public library members.

https://wapldmc.overdrive.com/

User name is your library card number found on the back of your card, and the PIN is Bindoon's postcode - 6502

RBDigital

The premium digital magazine collection is now available to all library members. This collection of eMagazines includes popular titles such as  Delicious, Donna Hay, Elle, Gardening Australia, The Economist, Vogue and many more. Download the eMagazines to your PC, laptop or mobile device to enjoy at  your leisure.

http://www.rbdigital.com/wapldmc/service/magazines/landing

Go to the RBDigital landing page and select 'create account'. Enter your library card details, and then create a password of your choosing. Download the app from either the App Store of Google Play and then sign in and start browsing!

Requests and Inter-library Loans

If an item in the Shire's collection is on loan then we can reserve it for you. Other items not available from our library can, in certain circumstances, be requested via SLWA and specifically ordered in. The process can take up to four weeks. If you would like to place a request please contact the Shire's Customer Service Officers on 9576 4600.

Lost or Damaged Items

Items that are lost or damaged whilst on loan will be charged at depreciated cost, plus GST. If you do not return a loan you will receive an invoice from the Shire of Chittering.

Volunteers

If you would like to help out at the Library please email us.

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