Meekatharra Public Library

The Meekatharra Public Library is located at the Shire Office and is combined with a small museum. The library is a great resource and is available to all members of the community.

The library contains a comprehensive collection of fiction, and non-fiction books, large print books, audiobooks, and DVDs for adults and children. 

There is a regular exchange of books to ensure up to date and varied stock. A selection of new books is displayed on our feature tables until the next supply of stock arrives. 

Should there be an item that a member cannot find in our library, the item can be requested at reception through the State Library. Members must provide the correct title and author of the item. Please note that there may be a delay in receiving them based on availability from other libraries. 

A large variety of resources are available upon request and include titles in audio formats, larger print, books written in languages other than English, and an extensive DVD collection.

   

Membership

There is no cost for library membership for all residents of Meekatharra.

To be a member you will need to show documentary proof of your name and current residential address and an alternative contact address.

Suitable documents for residential address verification include:
Current WA Drivers License
Social Security Card
Rates Notice
Horizon Power Account
Rental Receipt or Lease from a Real Estate Agent

Visitor Membership

Visitors can become a member of the Meekatharra Library. The requirements are the same as for residents.

A $20 fee applies to non WA residents who do not have any other WA library card.

Borrower Rights

Please bring your library card when borrowing or renewing items. You can borrow a combination of books, audiobooks or DVDs. Items can be borrowed for three weeks. These can be renewed for a further three weeks, providing that another library patron has not requested them. Items can be renewed by telephone on (08) 9980 0600.

The library is open from 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.

Meekatharra Public Library is located at 54 Main Street Meekatharra
Ph: (08) 9980 0600
Fax: (08) 9981 1505
cso@meekashire.wa.gov.au

Online Resources

If you are unable to make it to the Library, check out these online resources.

Please note that these links are external sites. The Shire of Meekatharra takes no responsibility for the content on these sites.

Tumble Books logo  Tumblebooks  Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books.
This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings (http://www.better-beginnings.com.au) supporting families in sharing a love of reading.
 Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Australia and New Zealand Reference Site  Content from international newspapers, magazines and reference books including many Australian and New Zealand titles, covering current events, business, sport, entertainment and much more.
 Encyclopedia Britannica Online
Britannica Online Library Edition  An excellent resource for students, parents and teachers.  Encyclopedia Britannica Online Library Edition can be searched according to the users’ particular age group ensuring results are suitable for all stages of learning.  
  Business Source Elite  Full text coverage from scholarly business management and economic journals, including peer-reviewed publications. Included in this database, are company profiles and industry reports from Datamonitor. Click here to view more information.
 Consumer Health Complete Consumer Health Complete  Excellent consumer-based resource covering all areas of health and wellness which includes many health reference books and encyclopedias.
 NoveList Novelist  A great guide for fiction readers.  Find your favourite author, look for similar titles to the one you have just read, look for the next book in a series or find books for your young reader.
The Ultimate Guide to Microsoft Windows 10 Troubleshooting  This is the most extensive and comprehensive guide to troubleshooting and solving common problems in Windows 10. From simple issues like customizing your Start menu to complex solutions for fixing the Blue Screen of Death – we have you covered! The guides are thorough, proven, easy-to-follow and supported with helpful screenshots that will guide you through every step of the process.

Kanopy A video streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through an app. The services enable Public Library and State Library members to browse and view over 30,000 + films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films, Madman Entertainment.  Once selected, each film may be viewed, paused, finished and rewatched over a 72 hour period before requesting again. Once you are signed in you view up to 4 films or documentaries within a month loan period. These are updated on the 1st of every month.

Simply use your Library barcode (the password is the last 4 digits of your barcode including the ‘D’)

If you don’t have a Library barcode contact reception on 99800600 or cso@meekashire.wa.gov.au 

For step-by-step guide to use Kanopy on your device refer to  https://my.nicheacademy.com/cityofwanneroolibraries/course/3129

Borrow Box Browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks and eBooks via the BorrowBox app on your device.

Simply use your Library barcode (the password is the last 4 digits of your barcode including the ‘D’)

If you don’t have a Library barcode contact reception on 99800600 or cso@meekashire.wa.gov.au 

For step-by-step guide to install BorrowBox on your device refer to https://my.nicheacademy.com/cityofwanneroolibraries/course/2077

RB Digital Enjoy a huge range of eMagazines to download and keep, from a wide range of genres including automotive, health & fitness, food & cooking, hobbies and even celebrity & gossip are all available at no cost using your library membership.

Simply login to RB Digital, create an account using your library membership barcode and you're ready to go. 

If you don’t have a Library barcode contact reception on 99800600 or cso@meekashire.wa.gov.au 

For step-by-step guide to use RB Digital on your device refer to  https://my.nicheacademy.com/cityofwanneroolibraries/course/177