Mount Barker Public Library

Important COVID-19 Update

The library is now open as per usual trading hours.

There will be restrictions in place when visiting the library including:

  • Completing the contact tracing register upon entry and using the provided hand sanitiser
  • Maintaining social distancing of 1.5m 
  • Returns must be placed in the returns chute
  • Please do not visit the library if you are unwell or have cold/flu symptoms

The library team is very excited to welcome you back to the library! We really want to stay open and continue providing a valuable service to our community so we thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding.

Please follow the directions of staff and abide by these restrictions, implemented for the safety and well being of us all.  

If you have any queries, please get in touch either by phone on 9851 2661 or by email

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

Membership is free for Great Southern residents.

We also have free WIFI!

Charges apply to computer use, scanning, printing, and photocopying.

Regular Programs

Every Wednesday during school term,10.30am to 12pm: Storytime for pre-schoolers.

Every Friday during school term, 10.30am to 12pm: Wriggle, Giggle & Grow for babies and toddlers.

Every Thursday during school term, 3.30pm to 5.00pm:  Artful Scribblers Club (learn how to create and illustrate your own short story) for teenagers

First Wednesday of the month 10.30am to 12pm: Foreign Detective Book Club.

Fourth Wednesday of each Month, 3.00pm to 4.00pm (approx): Read Between The Lines Bookclub for 8 – 12 years

Special Events

School Holiday Programs – a full program of activities across most school holidays.  Speak with our friendly Library staff for more details.

Other events to be scheduled. WATCH THIS SPACE!

Online Catalogue

You can access our Spydus library catalogue here: Plantagenet Spydus Catalogue

To use e-Resources you will need a library membership card. Pop into the library and fill in an application form, you will need to produce photo ID and proof of address. 


The Mount Barker Public Library is located in the Community Resource Centre, Lowood Road, Mount Barker.

Library Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday : 10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 10.00am - 6.00pm
Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday : 9.00am - 12.00pm
Sunday : Closed
Telephone: (08) 9851 2661