The provision of Public Library Services in Western Australia is a joint partnership between the State Government and Local Government Authorities. The State provides book stock and other materials and facilitates the provision of information services. The Local Government provides the buildings and staff.
The Geraldton Library opened in July 1968 next to the Council buildings in Cathedral Avenue. It became a Regional Library in 1979, providing advice and support to 26 Libraries throughout the Mid -West Region. 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.
FREE Computer and Internet Access
Geraldton Regional Library provides access to 9 public computers with word processing and internet access. Printing is available from the public computers at a charge. Wireless internet access is available free of charge from within the library for Wi-Fi enabled devices. The Library also provides photocopying and scanning facilities. All patrons utilising the public access computers or the free Wi-Fi must adhere to the Terms and Conditions of Use.
A donated Clearview+ Reader is available for use within the Library.
Friends of Geraldton Library
The Friends of the Library are an independent group of volunteers whose interests lie in promoting and supporting the library in its role as a community hub which delivers quality library and information services. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of every month.
- To provide an informal and friendly forum for discussion of matters affecting our library;
- To raise funds for resources, services and facilities that benefit the community via our library. Particular focus is given to items/events that either lie outside or are difficult to accommodate within the regular library budget;
- To work in partnership with the Library in promoting a positive image of our public libary;
- To support the Library in seeking innovative approaches to library service delivery to our community.
Please download an application form if you would like to join the Friends of the Library.
Housebound & Outreach
The Geraldton Regional Library offers a free fortnightly service to members of the Greater Geraldton community who are unable to access the Geraldton Regional Library in person.
The Outreach service combines with the Homebound service to visit the suburbs of Greater Geraldton, from Moresby to Moonyoonooka and Drummonds Cove to Cape Burney, with a collection of approximately 1000 items including books, talking books, magazines and DVD’s from which Library members can borrow.
For more information about Housebound eligibility criteria or our Outreach service please email or phone the Geraldton Regional Library on 9956 6659.
Inter Library Loans (ILLs)
The City of Greater Geraldton Libraries offer an inter library loan system, through which items can be ordered from other public libraries in Western Australia including the State Library of Western Australia in Perth. We also have an External Loan system which includes interstate and University Libraries. This system is only for Non Fiction items that are not available through, or substantially covered in, the State Library system. Some conditions may apply.
Join The Library
Library membership is FREE!
Residents of the City of Greater Geraldton and the Mid West region are required to provide proof of current residential address.
If you are 16 years or younger, a parent or guardian signature is required.
Full membership entitles patrons to borrow up to eight items, this includes a maximum of two DVDs per patron. Membership also allows patrons access to the Library’s e-resources.
Current members of other Public Libraries in WA may join the Library on the provision of a temporary address in Geraldton, together with proof of a permanent residential address. Full borrowing privileges apply.
Visitors must provide a temporary address in Geraldton, together with proof of a permanent residential address. This entitles the visitor to a loan limit of two items.
To join the library please complete the Online Membership Form
A great way to discover more about your library. Not sure how to search our catalogue or where to discover our various resources? Then book into one of our discovery sessions. For more information regarding Library Workshops contact the Geraldton Regional Library on 08 9956 6659 or email the library.
Mullewa Public Library
The Mullewa Public Library offers its members access to a range of materials including bestsellers, non-fiction items, DVDs, audiobooks and a selection of magazines for both adults and children.
Computer and Internet Access
Mullewa Public Library offers the public free internet access. Please book an internet session by either calling or visiting the Library. Phone: 9956 6643.
The Geraldton Regional Library offers the use of two meeting rooms; Randolph Stow Meeting Room 1 and Randolph Stow Meeting Room 2. Various facilities are available for use in each room.
Bookings are essential and charges may apply. Please read the Meeting Room Terms and Conditions before requesting a booking.
To book a meeting room, please complete our Meeting Room Booking Form or contact the Library on 08 9956 6659 or library email.