Donnybrook Community Library

Balingup Public Library


What's happening at the Donnybrook Community Library (DCL)?

Story Time - every Thursday and Friday @ 10:30am

Story Time introduces 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 other various activities.

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Learn about Tai Chi, Dru Yoga, and more!

Learn about Gym Stick Muscle, Writers Group and more! 

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What's on at the Balingup Public Library (BPL)?

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Standard Library Services

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Home Delivery Service


The Shire of Donnybrook Balingup has introduced a free home delivery service for residents who are unable to travel to the library because of illness, age or disability. The service is also available to Tuia Lodge and the Donnybrook Hospital.

Specifically requested titles can be delivered in a variety of formats, including books (fiction and non-fiction in normal and large print), audiobooks/e-books/e-audio, magazines, music CDs, DVDs and Navigator. Navigator is a digital device that reads books out loud. This device is specifically designed for those who have poor or failing eyesight.

When you join the Home Delivery Service, a staff member from the library will talk to you to find out what your interests are and what sort of material you would prefer, including specific titles and authors of books you may wish to borrow.

As a Home Delivery Service member you will receive a delivery from the library every two weeks. For more information, please call the Donnybrook Library on (08) 9732 4307.

South West Library Consortia Loans

The One Library Network is the first of its kind in Western Australia, and connects 24 libraries in 12 Shires in the South West, giving greater access to patrons.

With the One Library Network, items can easily be requested by yourself online or by library staff. Patrons can borrow and return books at any of the libraries in the One Library system. You current library card can be used at any of the following libraries:

Australind, Balingup, Binningup, Boddington, Boyanup, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Dalyellup, Dardanup, Donnybrook, Dunsborough, Eaton, Harvey, Manjimup, Nannup, Northcliffe, Pemberton, Walpole, Waroona, Withers and Yarloop.

To request, renew or reserve library items within the One Library network, please browse our Services Catalogue linked below.  You can browse both the Shire’s library collection, and those of other libraries in the South West. Use your library card number and allocated PIN to log in and request, renew or reserve library items. Happy browsing!

Donnybrook Balingup Library Services Catalogue

The State Library works through a State-wide network of public libraries managed by local government to provide public library collections of catalogued books and other materials and facilitate the provision of a wide range of information services.

The partnership between State and local governments and other participating bodies is maintained and developed through consultation, joint decision-making, and agreed on standards. A range of online training programs is provided to improve the scope and level of services offered by public libraries.

State Library of WA

Inter-Library Loans

Public Library Services in WA have a combined stock of more than two million items. Requests to borrow items from this stock can be made through your local library, subject to regulations recently implemented by the State Library. These regulations restrict the borrowing of books that are less than 12 months old.

For further information, please call the Donnybrook Community Library on (08) 9732 4307, or the Balingup Public Library on (08) 9764 1037


Join us at either of our 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.  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

Please note that 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 forms of Proof of Identity include:

A valid Driver's Licence or Proof of Age Card, passport, birth certificate, a valid Pension or Concession Card, or other valid proof of identification.

In addition, proof of your current address is required. If this is listed on your primary ID such as your Driver's Licence, this is acceptable. If not found on your primary ID, a current utilities bill or bank statement in the same name of the applicant (or similar) can be used as a valid proof of address.

Membership Tiers & Borrowing Limits

Full Memberships:

An adult, student, junior and young adult full membership allows you to borrow up to 30 items across the consortia for up to three (3) weeks. DVDs are limited to ten (10).

Outreach Memberships:

Includes book club and Home Delivery outreach, which allows you to borrow up to 50 items across the consortia for up to 42 days. DVDs are limited to ten (10).

Temporary Memberships:

This includes short-term residents, with a temporary membership allowing you to borrow up to five (5) items across the consortia for up to three (3) weeks.

Remember to bring your library card when you visit our locations! Renewals can be made over the phone, or at either of the libraries.

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.