The South and Port Libraries are now open!

We're pleased to share that the Government has allowed libraries to open from Monday 18th May and we're extra pleased that our new Port Library is open at the Port Boulevard!

Remember - we've still got a large range of online resources for you to access in addition to our physical collection.

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: click here to start your journey!

 

What Services are available? 

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.
HomeBound 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?

Virtual Story Time
Virtual Rhyme Time
Online Activities
  • There are a range of online activities we'll be adding to 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 from the Online Activities drop-down menu too
  • We'll continue to add new content here for you to help keep your social isolation sanity
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

How can I access support? 

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