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

Contact Details and Opening Hours

South Hedland Library

Address: Leake Street, South Hedland

Phone: 9158 9373


Port Hedland Library

Address: Dempster Street, Port Hedland

Phone: 9158 9378


Monday - Wednesday
Closed on public holidays

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


Services include:

  • A large range of books, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks, across our libraries.
  • A range of eresources (including eBooks, eAudio, eMagazine and video streaming of some great movies and documentaries).
  • Inter library loans. 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 a Reader Request Form and email it through to
  • Free Wi-Fi at South Hedland Library.
  • 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 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:

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 South and Port Libraries (starting 7th February)
OWLS: Older Wiser Library Seniors - connecting seniors 60+ in our community Wednesdays 10.30-12 monthly (see posters in libraries) at Port Hedland Library

Library Easter School Holiday Program

Join us for fun filled family activities these school holidays! Over two weeks, there's going to pom-pom pet making and air-dry clay pot making to get the kids' creativity flowing. If you'd like to ensure your child has a place at one of the below sessions, please contact 9158 9373 to register.

Pom Pom Pets Making

Port Hedland Library

Tuesday 16 April 10am-10.45am

Pom Pom Pets Making

South Hedland Library

Thursday 18 April 10am-10.45am | 11am-11.45am

Air Dry Clay Pot Making

Port Hedland Library

Tuesday 23 April 10am-10.45am

Air Dry Clay Pot Making

South Hedland Library

Wednesday 24 April 10am-10.45am | 11am-11.45am

Amnesty April 2019

For the month of April, you are able to make a donation of a non-perishable food or toiletry item to either Port or South Library to forgive any outstanding Library fees you may have. If you've forgotten to return items in the past, this is a great opportunities to contribute to a local charity and have your fines forgiven. All items donated will go to the Hedland Women's Refuge. It's also a great opportunity to re-engage with the libraries if you haven't visited us in a while. We hope to see you soon! 

Port Hedland History Project

The Town of Port Hedland is looking to extend its local history collection to preserve and celebrate the rich and diverse community of Port Hedland, and surrounding areas. Electronically collecting historical material makes sure items of significance are around for future generations to enjoy. Click here for more information

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