Using the Library

There are a wide range of services available for free to the public.

Members have the following options:

  • Borrow up to twenty items for three weeks at a time.
  • Renew borrowed items twice, provided there are no reserves, for a total of nine weeks
  • Weekly overdue charges no longer apply
  • Access time, subject to availability, on library computers. 
  • Access to Library eResources.

Membership is free and can be obtained by visiting the library with:

Visiting Membership is available for all WA residents.

Free Membership is restricted to people living in Australia but temporary membership is available for visitors to our beautiful city.

Great Southern Regional Library Consortia

Your Albany Library card now gives you access to the below 14 regional libraries. You can now:

  • Borrow and return items from any location
  • Reserve items from any location to collect from your local library

Please see library staff for further information.

Participating Libraries

Fees & Charges

The complete list of Library Fees & Charges for 2019/20 can be viewed here.

Computer Services

We have 14 computers for public use. Access is free for a standard 30 minute session. Staff can offer limited assistance in using the computers and this is subject to demand.

Printing and photocopying services are also available on a self-service basis. 

Photocopying & Printing fees:

Black & White per A4 page $0.20
Black & White per A3 page $0.40
Colour per A4 page $2.00
Colour per A3 page $3.00

The Library also offers free Wi-Fi access. Wi-Fi is available daily from 8am to 8pm. Users are limited to 2 hours or 500mb of data per session.

Libraries have left behind the stereotype of shush and people undertake a wide variety of activities in our library. We are free and open to all and as long as you are considerate of other library users, you’ll be ok!