Our libraries offer a wide a range of services that you'll find handy and fun.
Book Club Sets
Book Club Sets contain everything Book Clubs needs for a great discussion. Most kits include an additional large print and audio book option(where available).
Better Beginnings Discovery Backpacks are available for loan.
The backpack is linked to learning areas in the Curriculum Framework and include books, puppets, self-paced activities, an audiobook and literacy games. There are also some great reading tips and online activities for you and your child to complete together.
Library of Things
Sometimes you just want something for a one-off use, or you want to try out an item before committing to a purchase. In this instance, the Library of Things is the collection for you!
We have 40 items you can borrow, including a sewing machine, board games, a popcorn maker, a lawn and garden spreader, a geocaching GPS kit and various cake pans.
3D printing service
3D printing is available at Beechboro, Bullsbrook, Ellenbrook and Midland libraries. The cost is $10 for the first hour of printing and $3 per hour after that.
Explore these online resources for inspiration on what to create, and how! Please note, 3D printing takes time and may need to be picked up later.
Organise a training session by contacting the team at one of our local libraries.
Swan Seed Library
The Swan Seed Library is a collection of free seeds that you can use to plant, grow and enjoy at home.
The library is for gardeners, from beginner to expert, and is a place where you can learn how to grow, harvest and save seeds.
The seed collection depends on donations and seasons. Please check in frequently to see what’s available.
Printing and computers
Our libraries offer access to a range of self-service facilities including:
- Laminating (available at most branches)
Contact your local library to find out the availability and cost for each service.
For your convenience there are three ways to use mobile printing.
How to use mobile printing
Option one: PrinterOn App
- Download the Printer App
- Tap select a printer
- Click ‘Search’ (magnifying glass)
- Type the name of the library you want to collect you printing from
- Select the preferred printer
- Go to your document or photo and select either ‘Open’ or ‘Share’ in PrinterOn
- Click ‘print’ and enter your email address, then select the tick in the top right corner
- You will receive confirmation with Job Started, then Job Success
- Approach a staff member who will release the print job and take payment.
Option two: email
Email your document or image to the unique email address for the nearest library branch:
- Beechboro Library(open in new window)
- Ballajura Library(open in new window)
- Bullsbrook Library(open in new window)
- Ellenbrook Library(open in new window)
- Guildford Library(open in new window)
- Midland Library(open in new window)
Option three: print via the website
Select your library from the option below to print online.
All our libraries have computers available for library members.
You will need your library card to access these facilities.
Free Wi-Fi is available at all libraries, except Gidgegannup Drop Point Library.
Bring your device and connect to ‘Wired2Swan’.
Midland Courtyard Studio
The Midland Courtyard Studio hosts the Midland Library’s Artists in Residence and creative workshops. Equipped with high-end recording equipment the space can be used for projects including recording: podcasts, music and voiceover.
Home Energy Audit Kits
You can measure your household’s carbon footprint with a City of Swan Home Energy Audit Kit. Each kit includes:
- a Power-Mate energy meter
- a CD containing an Excel spreadsheet to add your Power-Mate data
- an infrared thermometer
- a stopwatch
- a compass
- and instructions to help you assess your home.
You’ll be able to calculate greenhouse gas and how much money each of our household appliances is costing per hour, day, month or year.
Please Note: These kits contain valuable and sensitive equipment. Please be aware that you may incur a fee of up to $500 (GST incl) if the item is not returned in the same condition in which was loaned.
Fees, payments, and collections
Library members who live in the City of Swan and are physically unable to access a library, can have items delivered to them.
Contact your nearest library to see if you're eligible for this service.
PS: Our Home Library Service relies on volunteers. If you're able to help contact us, we’d love to hear from you.
Our click and collect service is a simple way to pick-up library items.
Find out more and complete a reservation online(open in new window).
Payments for rates, infringements, animal registrations and renewals, extra bulk verge collections and invoices from Swan Caring can be made at our libraries.
Payments can be made using EFTPOS and credit card. Cash, cheque and Diners Club are not accepted.
Payments can also be made online. Our friendly library staff are available to help you with online payments.
|Printing and copying|
|A4 Black and white (single sided)||20c|
|A3 Black and white (single sided)||40c|
|A4 Colour (single sided)||$1|
|A3 Colour (single sided)||$2|
|Every subsequent hour||$3|
|Public library services|
|USB drive (16GB only)||$10|
|Membership replacement cards||$3|
|Book Club membership||$5|
|Hire of Book Club sets||$134|