Library services

Our libraries offer a wide a range of services that you'll find handy and fun.

People talking at a Book Club gathering

Book Club Sets

If you belong to a Book Club, or would like to start one, ask us about our selection of available Book Club Sets. These sets contain everything your group needs for a great discussion in one convenient bag. Most sets include an additional large print and audio book option (where available).

Click the links to view the Borrowing Rules and Conditions and Book Club Registration Form, and return the completed forms to your nearest branch of City of Swan Libraries to get your book club journey started.

Information about membership fees can be viewed in our Library fees and charges section

View available Book Club Sets in our catalogue(open in new window)

A Better Beginnings Discovery backpack showing all that's included inside

Discovery backpacks

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.

A selection of what's available in the Library of Things including a cricket bat, tennis racquet, and secateurs

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. 

Objects made by a 3d printer

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.

Seeds ready for planting

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:

  • Printing
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning
  • 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
  1. Download the Printer App
  2. Tap select a printer
  3. Click ‘Search’ (magnifying glass)
  4. Type the name of the library you want to collect you printing from
  5. Select the preferred printer
  6. Go to your document or photo and select either ‘Open’ or ‘Share’ in PrinterOn
  7. Click ‘print’ and enter your email address, then select the tick in the top right corner
  8. You will receive confirmation with Job Started, then Job Success
  9. 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:

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’.

Inside the Midland Courtyard Studio showing a guitar, a keyboard, and other musical recording instruments

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.

A Home Energy Audit Kit

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
3d printing
Per hour $10
Every subsequent hour $3
A4 $2
A3 $4
Public library services
USB drive (16GB only) $10
Membership replacement cards $3
Library program
Book Club annual subscription (includes hire of book club sets) $134
City of Swan internal Book Club program (per month) $5


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