Donnybrook – Balingup Library Services

The Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup operates two library facilities within the Shire. Donnybrook Community Library (a joint use facility with Donnybrook District High School) and Balingup Public Library.


Donnybrook Community Library Balingup Public Library
Location: Corner of Bentley & Emerald Streets Donnybrook Location: Jayes Road Balingup

Teacher/Community Librarian: Esme Kidd

Shire Library Officer: Margaret Evans


Shire Library Officer: Gabriela Ptakova


Phone: 9731 0432 Phone: 9764 1037
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Join us at either of the Shire libraries to share in the joy of reading and access a wealth of information.  Our professionally trained staff are always available to assist – whether it’s to find that hard to find title or assist with locating reference material, please ask at the information desk. Membership is free to ratepayers and it’s easy to join.

Opening Hours

Donnybrook Community Library Balingup Public Library
Monday        9.00am – 5.00pm Monday        Closed
Tuesday        9.00am – 6.00pm Tuesday        9.00am – 12.00pm & 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Wednesday  9.00am – 12noon Wednesday  Closed
Thursday      9.00am – 5.00pm Thursday      9.00am – 12.00pm
Friday           9.00am – 5.00pm Friday           Closed
Saturday      9.30am – 12.30pm Saturday      9.00am – 12.00pm
Sunday         Closed Sunday         Closed

 Library Services

  • Books – Junior fiction, Young adult fiction, Adult fiction, Non fiction and Large print books.
  • Audio books – a great way to pass the time on the long trip to Perth!
  • ebooks
  • DVDs – a wide selection of movies, documentaries and informational DVDs
  • Reference material – including telephone books and online public enquiry catalogues
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Computers and printers – for internet access, email and word processing. Separate costs apply – see details below


Library membership is free to all permanent residents of the Shire and also to non-residents who are Shire ratepayers or current members of another WA public library.

To join you’ll need to provide adequate proof of your current address in the form of a rates receipt, drivers licence or an official receipt.

If you are 15 years or under we require a parent/guardian signature for you to join.

Borrowing Limits

  • Junior Memberships – may borrow 30 items for up to 3 weeks (limit of 2 DVDs)
  • Young Adult Memberships – may borrow 30 items for up to 3 weeks (limit of 2 DVDs)
  • Adult Memberships – may borrow 30 items for up to 3 weeks (limit of 2 DVDs)
  • Temporary Memberships – may borrow 2 items for up to 3 weeks

Please remember that you must bring your library card to borrow items. Renewals can be made by telephone or visiting the library.

Damaged Items

Please remember that you are responsible for returning items in good condition – returned in the same condition as they were borrowed. Charges will apply for lost or damaged items. We realise that minor damage can sometimes inadvertently occur so please let us know if items have been damaged when they are returned. Our trained staff can repair minor damage.


Story time sessions are held in Donnybrook Community Library every Thursday and Friday 10.15am

Story time sessions will introduce you and your child to a wide range of quality books. This will assist in enriching and extending your child’s vocabulary and imagination as well as providing a solid foundation for the development of reading skills. Story time sessions are planned around a theme and supported by songs and rhymes.

Library Services & Costs

Please see details of Library Fees and Charges 2016

Seminar Room/ Meeting Room

In Donnybrok Community Library, we have a fully equipped meeting room with kitchen facilities for hire. Contact us for availability.

Please see details of Seniors Room Hire Fees and Charges 2016