Donnybrook – Balingup Library Services

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


Check out our new Donnybrook-Balingup Library Services Catalogue.  You can browse our library collection as well as collections of other libraries in the South West.  Use your library card number to log in and request, renew or reserve library items.  Happy browsing.


Library Locations

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 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 any resident of Western Australia.  To join you’ll need to provide adequate proof of identity and proof of your current address

People under 18 years of age are required to have a parent or guardian as guarantor for the account activities of the minor in their care, including any penalties incurred for overdue or lost/damaged items and must be informed of this on joining.

Acceptable Proof of Identity:

* A valid Driver’s Licence or Proof of Age Card

* Passport

* Birth certificate

* A Pension or Concession Card

* Other proof of identification

In addition, proof of current address is required.

* If located on primary identification such as a Driver’s License, this is sufficient.

* If address is not on the Proof of Identity then a current utilities bill or bank statement in the name of the applicant or similar can be used as proof of address.

Borrowing Limits

  • Full Membership: Adult Membership, Student, Junior and Young Adult – may borrow 30 items across the consortia for up to 3 weeks (limit of 10 DVDs across the consortia)
  • Outreach Membership: Book Club, Home Delivery outreach – may borrow 50 items across the consortia for up to 42 Days (limit to 10 DVDs across the consortia)
  • Temporary Memberships (include short term residents) – may borrow 5 items across the consortia 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 Fees and Charges 2017-2018.

Seminar Room/ Meeting Room

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

Please see details of Fees and Charges – Seniors and Meeting Room 2017-2018



*Balingup Public Library