Library services

Located at the front of the Mount Barker Community Resource Centre, the library offers a wide range of materials and services to encourage life-long learning and community resilience. The library has an impressive art display with the Claude Hotchin collection on permanent exhibition.

Membership is free for Great Southern residents. Members can borrow up to 20 books and 10 DVDs at one time. In addition, membership provides access to a host of e-Resources, with more than a million items available including eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and educational programs. All loans are free and available for a four-week period. There are no overdue fees for late items. The library is a member of the Southern Western Australia Library Consortium, which gives members access to the catalogues of 14 regional libraries. 

The library provides free wifi access. Charges apply for computer use, scanning, printing, and photocopying.

Click here to view or download a copy of the Mount Barker Public Library brochure.

Online catalogue

Access the Plantagenet Spydus Catalogue here.

To use e-Resources, you need a library membership card. Visit the library to complete an application form - photo identification and proof of address are required.


Regular programs

During school terms:

10.30am-12pm Wednesday: Adventures in Bookland (story and rhyme time for pre-schoolers).

10.30am-12pm Friday: Wriggle, Giggle & Grow (music and movement program for babies and toddlers).

3.30pm-5.00pm every second Thursday: Artful Scribblers Club (learn how to write and illustrate your own short story for 12 to 15 years).

3.30pm-4.30pm every second Thursday: LEGO Club (suitable for 6-12 years)

10.30am-12pm on the first Wednesday of the month: Foreign Detective Book Club for adults, which celebrated 10 years in February 2023.

3pm-4pm on the fourth Wednesday of the month: Read Between The Lines Book Club for 8 to 12-year-olds.

11.30am on the first Tuesday of the month: Plantagenet Book Club for adults. Bookings required - please contact the library.

Special events

Children's University

Children’s University Passport to Learning is a fun and educational program that celebrates learning outside of the classroom.

Passports can be picked up from Mount Barker Community College and children collect stamps by attending select, free Library activities. Once children have 30 hours of stamps in their passports, they and their family will be invited to a graduation ceremony.

The Children’s University WA Partnership is jointly delivered by Edith Cowan University (ECU), the University of Western Australia (UWA), and Children’s University Australasia.

More information can be found on the Children’s University website or speak to one of our friendly librarians.

School holiday program

The library offers a full program of activities during most school holidays. Speak with our friendly library staff or visit our Facebook page for more information.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-5.00pm, Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm and Saturday 9:00am-12:00pm.
Address: 1 Lowood Road, Mount Barker
Phone: (08) 9851 2661
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Mount Barker Public Library