Town of Port Hedland Libraries

General Information

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In this time of COVID-19 please remember to follow social distancing guidelines - we have hand sanitiser available for you to use in our libraries.  And please understand that we require you to fill in the mandatory contact register (or use the Safe WA app) when you enter the libraries.

The online library catalogue gives you and your family access to eBooks, eMagazines, children's activities, local history archives and even movie streaming. To access the platform, all you have to do is register your details online: access our library catalogue here!

Contact Details and Opening Hours

South Hedland Library

Address:  Leake Street, South Hedland 6722
Phone: 9158 9373
Email: sthlib@porthedland.wa.gov.au 

Monday-Wednesday 9am-5pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-1pm
Public Holidays Closed

Port Hedland Library

Address: Port Boulevard, Anderson St,  Port Hedland 6721
Phone: 9158 9378
Email: portlibrary@porthedland.wa.gov.au

Monday-Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-6pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Public Holidays Closed

Do you love your local library?

Now is your opportunity to have your say about what libraries can do for your community! To guide the collaborative work of WA public libraries in the next five years, a statewide Strategy is being developed.

The State Library of Western Australia is seeking feedback on the draft Strategy from community members, people and organisations who work with WA communities to ensure that WA public libraries continue to be a living force for equity, diversity and inclusion.

Please click here for more information or to access the survey.

What Services are available? 

Join the Libraries and Borrow Items
  • Membership is free and you can join online.
  • You'll then be able to borrow up to 10 physical items at a time for 3 weeks (we have a large range of books, DVDs, magazines, audiobooks and music CDs).  In addition, you'll also be able to borrow ebooks, eaudio items and emagazines.  You also have access to free videostreaming of movies and documentaries.
  • Please bring your membership card each time you would like to borrow or reserve items.
  • If we don't have the item you want, we will try to get it from another public library in WA for you.  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).
Other General Services
  • 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.
Click & Collect
  • We happy to be able to continue our Click & Collect service for borrowing physical items (in addition to online) by reserving items and coming and collecting them when you're notified that they are available for collection.  Full details of the service are available via the Click & Collect FAQ and help guide.
  • You can choose which library to collect from as you place your reservation.
  • You can also phone us on 9158 9373 or email sthlib@porthedland.wa.gov.au for help with the service.
HouseBound Delivery
  • We're now offering a Homebound service to our older and eligible vulnerable library members. 
  • The service focuses on ensuring our older library members and those with illness (besides COVID-19) or disability and who are unable to get to the libraries.
  • Phone us on 9158 9373 or email sthlib@porthedland.wa.gov.auto find out if you are eligible.

What Resources can I access?

Online Activities
  • There are a range of online activities available via the Online Activities drop-down menu on our library catalogue: https://porthedland.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME 
  • Check out Story Box Library which allows children to view stories by authors and illustrators, being read aloud by fantastic, predominantly Australian and New Zealand storytellers
  • Busy Things for children is an online learning resource for children. It includes activities across a range of subject areas including maths, science, art and music
  • We've also included some crafts you might like to do with your children
  • If you're into puzzles, you can access Clue Detective Puzzle Agency for crosswords and Sudoku as well as do online jigsaws of photos from our Local History collection
eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines
  • You can find these in our library catalogue: https://porthedland.spydus.com/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/HOME and also via the drop-down menu eResources
  • You have access to hundreds of eBooks and eAudio from OverDrive and BorrowBox
  • RBDigital Magazines gives you access to lots of popular magazines from Better Homes and Gardens, to Delicious, to Marie Claire, to National Geographic and National Geographic Little Kids to Family Handyman. Check out the range!
  • Remember that there are lots of children's eBooks, eAudio and eMagazines to access
Free video streaming via Kanopy
  • Kanopy has a huge collection of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries online
  • Once you are signed in, you can view up to 4 films or documentaries with a month loan period
Local History Collection

Library Programs

Featured

Computer Training

Computer Training

Learn basic computer skills such as navigating the internet, sending emails and using social media

  • Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
  • Time: By Appointment Only
  • Location: South Hedland Library
  • Cost:  Free

(08) 9158 9373

Regular Programs

Baby Rhyme Time

Tuesdays 10am (During term) South Library

StoryTime

Thursdays 10.30am (During term) South Library

Lego Club

Thursdays 4-5.30pm (During term) South and Port Library

Older Wiser Library Seniors (OWLS)

3rd Wednesday of the month 10.30 (During term) Various locations

Connect with others

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

Did you know that your library has books in many different languages for young and old to enjoy?

South Hedland Library offers bilingual picture books for the young: you can read to your kids in different languages or in their home language.

For adults, South Hedland Library has books in Chinese, Korean, Filipino/Tagalog, Indonesian, Thai, Afrikaans and Malay language, to name just a few. 

Remember, we can always request items in your home language.

How can I access support?

If you're having an issue with registering online, please click here to submit an online support form.