Donnybrook – Balingup Library Services

Please note that Donnybrook Community Library and Balingup Public Library will be closed over the Easter period.  For more information about the individual opening hours, please view the following links:


Introducing One Library to Donnybrook-Balingup and the South West.


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.


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 any resident of Western Australia.  To join you’ll need to provide adequate proof of indentity 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 accross the consortia for up to 3 weeks (limit of 10 DVDs accross the consortia)
  • Outreach Membership: Book Club, Home Delivery outreach – may borrow 50 items accross the consortia for up to 42 Days (limit to 10 DVDs accross the consortia)
  • Temporary Memberships (include short term residents) – may borrow 5 items accross 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 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