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The Dongara Public Library aims to provide a library of excellence to meet the needs of the community of Irwin and surrounding Shires.

The building was originally built to accommodate the Dongara Post Office and Telephone Exchange, but was changed to the Dongara Library in 1989, when the Post Office was relocated.

Construction of the building commenced in 1894 by Builder, WH Linthorne and the Architect was George Temple Poole.

The main area of the Library houses the Adult Non-Fiction and reference materials, with other rooms set aside for our Junior Collection and the Adult Fiction and Video Library.

Opening Hours

Opening Hours
DayTime
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 4.30pm
Saturday 9am -12pm
Sunday Closed

Contact Details

PMB 21
9 Waldeck Street,
Dongara WA 6525 Phone: (08) 9927 1859
Fax: (08) 9927 2785
Email: library@irwin.wa.gov.au

Joining The Library

Residents of the Shire of Irwin may join the Library. Membership is free.

A deposit Membership is also available for non-residents, visitors etc.

Your Membership with this Library may be acceptable throughout the State in any Public Library, while on holiday, but you will need to provide evidence of your current address, and probably a second contact.

Collections

  • The Dongara Public Library is part of the Library and Information Service of Western Australia (LISWA).
  • Any item may be requested for you via LISWA if it is not part of our stock.
  • We have over 5,340 books, and other resources to cater for every age and for a variety of interests.
  • A collection of reference material, atlases and maps are available to help with research.
  • Videos are available for loan.
  • A collection of local studies material, including books, photographs and newspaper cuttings are available for consultation.
  • Paperback exchange and jigsaws are available.
  • Large print books and cassettes for partially-sighted people are available.

Services

  • A photocopying service is available.
  • "Story Time" for pre-school children

eBook Services 

Follow the link below to access the great range of eBooks now available through our Library. To log in you will be required to provide your unique 14 digit membership number (if less than 14 please add a necessary amount of zero's at the front).

See our friendly staff for further information and assistance.

eBook

Secondary Schools Survey

August 2014

For parents of children attending schools in the Geraldton area more >

Proposed Omnibus Amendment - Local Planning Scheme No.5

August 2014

Notice is hereby given that the local government of the Shire of Irwin has prepared an omnibus amendment to the Shire’s planning scheme, which proposes modifications to the text only (i.e. no changes to the scheme maps are proposed) more >

Proposed Disposal of Property - Lot 13 Point Leander Drive, Dongara

July 2014

Submissions due 18 August 2014 more >

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