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Libraries in Western Australia

The traditional library is a building containing a repository of printed material, mostly books, for reading on the premises or for borrowing. A modern library may also keep audio media and also stock various periodicals. State libraries may have a large amount of books, documents, maps, manuscripts, photographs etc which are held for research purposes, preservation and safe-keeping which are often stored and accessed in an electronic format


 
 
 

Bentley

Curtin Robertson Library at the Curtin University in Bentley. Photo - January 2011

 

Binningup

The Binningup Library. A modern, functional structure. Photo - January 2012

 

Bullsbrook

A little way up Chittering Road is the Bullsbrook library. Photo - July 2011

 

Capel

This is the Iluka Public Library in Capel. Iluka is the company involved in local mineral sands mining. Mining mineral sands in Capel goes back for decades. Photo - February 2011

 

Churchlands

This is the library of the Edith Cowan University campus on Pearson Street, Churchlands. The very last university semester held here was Semester 1, 2008. The university has since been demolished and the land was sold for housing. This is a photo of the library. Photo - March 24 2008

 

Claremont

On Stirling Highway across the road from the Baptist Church is the Claremont Town Hall (Community Centre) and Library. This was originally a Methodist Church which was bought by the Council in 1981. The Church Foundation Stone was laid by Sir Robert Furse McMillan, Lieutenant Governor, on September 10th, 1922. Photo - April 2013

 

Crawley

A slice of the University of Western Australia's library partially eclipsed by a large palm. Photo - January 2013

 

Cunderdin

This is the Cunderdin library. So well maintained and certainly very eye-catching. I believe this building used to be a bank. Photo - June 2011

 

Dandaragan

The Public Library and Community Resource Centre on the main street. Photo - December 2015

 

Denmark

On Strickland Street is the Denmark Public Library and Civic Centre. Photo - October 2014

 

Dongara

One of the many preserved buildings in town. This was the original post office constructed in 1894. Today the building is the library and tourist centre. Photo - September 2014

 

Ellenbrook

On the corner of Main Street and Library Avenue, in the "newer" section of Ellenbrook, built a little to the west of the original housing area and shops. This is the library. Photo - July 2011

 

Floreat Park

Adjacent to the Floreat Forum is the library and civic offices. They face on to The Boulevard. Photo - September 2010

 

Floreat Park

The rear (or Forum end) of the Floreat Library viewed from around the outside shops at the western end of the Forum. Photo - September 2012

 

Greenmount

The Greenmount Public Library sits next to the Hall, a little down Scott Street. Photo - June 2011

 

Harvey

Good picture of Harvey's War Memorial Library. This building was constructed in 1920 and opened in 1921. On either side of the front entrance are two metal plaques bearing the names of locals who perished in the two World Wars. Photo December 2010

 

Joondalup

Just east of the Joondalup Civic Centre and the Council Offices on Boas Avenue is the municipal library building. Photo - July 2011

 

Joondalup

At the Edith Cowan University at Joondalup. This is their library building. At ground level is also the University bookshop. Photo - June 2008

 

Kelmscott

The Kelmscott Library on Albany Highway next to the Stargate Shopping Centre. Photo - July 2008

 

Kukerin

This small library is set on a road back from the main street. Photo - April 2015

 

Lake Grace

A rather curious War Memorial. This one takes the shape of this building. It was erected in 1954 and is in fact the War Memorial Library. Photo - April 2015

 

Leeman

The local library. Leeman is really very well equipped with public facilities. There is even a police station. Photo - September 2014

 

Maylands

The Maylands Hall and Public Library is on Guildford Road at the junction of Eighth Avenue. This building was constructed in 1920 and opened in 1921. Photo - April 2008

 

Mogumber

On Government Road in Mogumber. This building was once part of the old school. The building is now used as the town's post office and library. Photo - July 2012

 

Southern Cross

The Community Resource Centre and Library. I believe this to be a former school which was built in 1895. The building has also been known as the Forrester Resource Centre. Photo - March 2015

 

Subiaco

The City of Subiaco library on the corner of Rokeby and Bagot Roads. The city administration offices are a little to the south on Rokeby Road. Photo - June 2012

 

Wanneroo

On Dundebar Street in Wanneroo and across the road from the Council offices is the library and cultural centre. Photo - March 2011

 

Yarloop

Adjacent to, indeed joined to the primary school, is the Yarloop Public Library. This was opened by Barry Godley, Director of Operations, Education Dept, on August 21st, 1987. There are no books in here at present. Photo - September 2016


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