Welcome to your library.  Our friendly staff will ensure you enjoy your visit.  Please feel free to ask for assistance.

Library Catalogue

Go straight to our library catalogue: to see what we have in our collection and borrow directly online.

Contact Details and Opening Hours

South Hedland Library

Address: Leake Street, South Hedland

Phone: 9158 9373



Monday - Wednesday
Closed on public holidays

9am - 5pm
10am - 6pm
9am - 5pm
10am - 1pm


Services include:

  • A large range of books, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks.
  • A range of eresources (including eBooks, eAudio, eMagazine and video streaming of some great movies and documentaries).
  • If we do not have the item you want, we will try to get it for you from another public library in W.A.  You can fill out an Inter Library Loan Request (you'll need to log in first).
  • If you'd like to suggest a purchase for the libraries, you're welcome to do this via our library catalogue (you'll need to log in first).
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Public use computers.
  • Printing, photocopying, scanning, faxing and laminating services.
  • Bill payments for a range of Town of Port Hedland services.

Joining the Libraries

Membership is free. Please bring along proof of your current residential address and photo ID plus details.
Parent/guardian consent is required for those under 18 years of age.
If you are a visitor, temporary membership is also available (deposit required).

Download a membership form. Your completed form can be emailed through to (or just bring it to the library!).


  • Members can borrow 10 items at a time.
  • Loan period is 3 weeks.
  • Items may be renewed twice unless reserved by another borrower. Items can be renewed in online, in person, by phone or email.
  • Please bring your Membership Card each time you would like to borrow or reserve items.

Current and Upcoming Events

We offer a range of activities in the libraries.  Please check the Town of Port Hedland events page for our one-off events.  We also provide regular activities:

Baby Rhyme Time (for 0-2 year olds) Tuesdays 10am during school terms at South Hedland Library
Storytime (for 2-4 year olds) Thursdays 10.30am during school terms at South Hedland Library
Lego Club 4-5.30 every second Thursday during school terms at the South Hedland Library (starting 7th February)
OWLS: Older Wiser Library Seniors - connecting seniors 60+ in our community Wednesdays 10.30-12 monthly (see posters in libraries).

Programs & Initiatives

Borrow a Deadly Backpack

Come in to South Hedland Library to borrow a Deadly Backpack! Perfect for 2 to 5 year olds, the packs feature books written and illustrated by Aboriginal people, games, puppets, songs, activities and more. Each backpack = 1 book loan. There are three backpacks to choose from: frog, dingo or crocodile.

This is a Better Beginnings initiative, developed by the State Library of Western Australia as a family literacy program that supports parents as their child's first teacher. It works through strong partnerships with public libraries, local governments, health professionals and schools to:

  • Build awareness in the whole community of the value of reading and sharing stories with young children from birth;
  • Encourage and support parents in sharing books and activities that foster language and a love of reading with their young children; and
  • Promote the vital role of public libraries as community hubs that provide ongoing support to parents and caregivers in giving their children a love of reading

Click here to access the printable poster