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About our Libraries

The provision of Public Library Services in Western Australia is a joint partnership between the State Government and Local Government Authorities. The State provides budget to assist with the purchase of book stock and other materials, whilst the City of Greater Geraldton covers all other costs, including the facilities and equipment, staffing and funds for activities and programs.

The Geraldton Library opened in July 1968 next to the Council buildings in Cathedral Avenue. Due to the expansion of its services, collection and clientele base, by 2008 the Library had outgrown its premises and was looking for a new space which could accommodate the needs of technology and services.

In 2010, the Library moved to its new premises at 37 Marine Terrace, the site of a former supermarket.

In 2011, Shire of Mullewa amalgamated with the City of Geraldton Greenough to become the City of Greater Geraldton. The Geraldton Regional Library and Mullewa Public Library staff work together to provide our members access to a range of materials including bestsellers, non-fiction items, DVDs, audiobooks and a selection of magazines for both adults and children.

In 1979 Geraldton Library became a Regional Library providing advice and support to 26 Libraries throughout the Midwest region. In 2020 the Regional Library model became redundant and support for library's in Western Australia defaulted to the State Library of WA. However, Geraldton Regional Library, remains the administrative centre for the Midwest Libraries Consortium.

For more information on the Consortium and which Libraries are included please see About the Midwest Libraries Consortium page. 

To view a comprehensive list of services provided by the Geraldton Regional and Mullewa Public Libraries, please visit our Library Services page

Our Partners

WA Library Museum of Geraldton