The unfolding COVID-19 pandemic has impacted how Port Hedland Libraries operate in the community. These are the main points to keep in mind:

  • South Hedland Library is now closed to all members of the public
  • The official opening of the new Port Hedland Library scheduled for Thursday 26 March has been postponed

We understand this is a challenging time - we look forward to working with the community to become stronger together and overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Promotion of services while we're closed will be made available soon.

Check out Online RhymeTime, StoryTime and Story Box Library via:
Click on the Online Activities drop-down menu from the navigation bar.

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





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 between 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday.

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 - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE


A free event for kids aged 2-4 to relax and enjoy stories, singing and craft activities while discovering new characters and adventures.

Thursdays: 10:30 AM

South Hedland Library


Get creative with the Lego Club, a FREE event for kids where they can let their imaginations run wild.

Every Thursday all year: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

South Hedland Library

baby rhyme time

Baby rhymetime is about parents and carers spending time with their young children. These sessions encourage bonding and social engagement through rhymes, story telling and connecting with others in the community.

Tuesdays 10.00am during school terms

South Hedland Library


OWLS - Older wiser library seniors

You will feel empowered to share your wisdom, passion and experiences in the friendly Port Hedland Library setting. You will learn about the breadth of library services on offer, meet our friendly and understanding library staff, listen to special guest speakers and spark new and inspiring conversations with each other. Morning Tea will also be provided.

Wednesdays Monthly: 10:00 AM

Contact library for locations and dates.


Borrow a Deadly Backpack Programs & Initiatives

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

A History of Wangka Maya: Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre