Donnybrook Balingup Library Services




As a shared building the students and public still need to be separated and a maximum of 18 people are allowed in the library.  There will be 2 computers available for an hour's session at a time.  No money will be handled, and therefore coffee and photocopying is not available in Phase 3. Payment for rooms will be by invoice or cheque only.  There can now be 6 people in the kids room but we will not run Storytime until Phase 4.  No newspapers until phase 4

The Seminar room and the meeting room is available for booking from June to December, 2020.  Bookings will need to be made quickly as they are filling up fast. Booking forms can be collected from the Donnybrook library.

As 8 June the opening hours for Donnybrook Community Library will be as follows;









11:15  to 12:00

9:15 to 11:00


9:15 to 12:00

9:15 to 12:00


9:30 to 12:30


1:00 to 5:00

3:30 to 6:00


3:30 to 5:00

3:30 to 5:00


UPDATE 15 MAY 2020

Both the Donnybrook and Balingup Libraries will reopen to the public this Monday 18 May with a number of operational and safety measures in place.
This follows on from recent announcements made by the State Government in relation to phase two of the state’s roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions.
In the interest of public and staff safety the Donnybrook Library will operate at reduced hours.
A maximum of 10 people will be permitted in the Donnybrook Library at any one time and only three people are permitted in the Balingup Library at any one time.
Hand sanitiser stations will be available on site and visitors are asked to sign in upon arrival.
Cleaning and sanitisation of these facilities will be undertaken regularly at these locations will undertake infection control training as outlined by the WA Health Department.

We thank you for your cooperation during this time.

MONDAY 3.30pm - 5.00pm
TUESDAY 3.30pm - 6.00pm
THURSDAY 3.30pm -5.00pm
FRIDAY 3.30pm - 5.00pm
SATURDAY 9.30am - 11.30am

We are accepting returns at both library facilities 

Staff are still on-site to assist with phone enquiries – whether it is general questions about the library, or about accessing e-resources from home, if you do not wish to attend the library in person our friendly staff are still here to help. We have a number of eResources available to you, so you can still digitally checkout eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines, eFilms and eMusic. To do this, visit this link and follow the instructions:

Discarded books are available for a gold coin donation – a selection of our discarded books have been placed on trolleys outside the front of the Donnybrook Community Library for you to browse and select from! All items have been disinfected, and include books from our general fiction collection, as well as picture books and stories for our younger readers.

Children's packs  -  we are packaging up a selection of  discarded children's books,  for parents pick up from outside the Library, they will be placed  on a  trolley for collection. 

Storytime for children -  we are unable to do an Online Storytime at this time. 

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.

Library Locations & Opening Hours

Donnybrook Community Library Balingup Public Library
Location: Corner of Bentley & Emerald Streets Donnybrook Location: Jayes Road Balingup
Opening Hours: Opening Hours:
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
Teacher/Community Librarian: Kim Shepherd
Shire Library Officer: Margaret Evans
Shire Library Officer: Peter Bailey
Phone: 9731 0432 Phone: 9764 1037
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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 Donnybrook-Balingup Library Services Catalogue.  You can browse both the Shire’s library collection and collections 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.

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 borrowing of the following items:

  • Books that are less than 12 months old
  • Junior and Young Adult items
  • DVDs, CDs and MP3s

For further information please call: Donnybrook Library 9731 0432; Balingup Library 9764 1037

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


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.  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 during school terms.

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 Donnybrook Library 2018-2019 Fee’s and Charges

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 Donnybrook Library 2018-2019 Fee’s and Charges