Library Information

The Shire of Gingin is home to two public libraries located in Gingin and Lancelin. Both of these libraries are operated by the Shire in Gingin in conjunction with the State Library of Western Australia.

Membership

Membership to the Shire of Gingin public libraries is free to all permanent West Australian residents.   Membership can be obtained in person by completing a library membership form and providing suitable identification at either library branch.

Visitors to the Shire of Gingin who are not permanent residents of Western Australia can obtain a temporary library membership by paying a refundable deposit. 

Collection

The Shire of Gingin library collections include: 

  • Books including large print adult fiction, standard print adult fiction, adult non-fiction, biographies, young adult fiction, junior fiction, junior non-fiction, junior kindy picture and board books
  • Audio books (CD) in both MP3 and non-MP3 format.
  • DVDs
  • Local history resources

Borrowing Items

Library members can borrow up to 10 items at any one time for a three week borrowing period. Due dates for borrowed items can be extended by emailing or calling your library branch to renew your loan.

inter-library loans

As part of the State Library of Western Australia’s network of public libraries, the Shire of Gingin libraries have access to books and audio-books held right across the state.  If you require access to items that aren’t available from Gingin or Lancelin libraries please complete a request form.  Our library staff will do their best to access a copy of the requested item for you. 

e-resources

As a member of Gingin or Lancelin Library you are provided with free access to a vast array of online e-resources.  This includes e-books, e-audio books, e-magazines, e-newspapers and movie streaming.

E-books and audio books with Overdrive - Over 20,000 titles available.

https://wapldmc.overdrive.com/ 

 

eBooks and eAudiobooks with Borrow Box - Premium eBooks for any book lover.

http://library.bolindadigital.com/lancelin

 

RB Digital – e-magazines

http://www.rbdigital.com/wapldmc/service/magazines/landing

 

Kanopy - Watch over 26,000 films on Kanopy!

https://gingin.kanopy.com/

 

Story Box Library – children’s books

https://storyboxlibrary.com.au/ 

Click here for a guide on how to login to StoryBox.

 

Early Learning

Gingin and Lancelin libraries provide free rhyme & story time sessions to children aged 0 – 5.  These sessions include story telling, singing rhymes, instruments, play and craft activities.  Rhyme and story time helps to:

  • Develop pre-literacy, communication and social skills
  • Encourage a love of books and language,
  • Teach the value of reading from birth
  • Develop creativity and dexterity through play and movement
  • Stimulate the imagination
  • Encourage parents as their child’s first teacher
  • Teach songs and rhymes

Rhyme and Story Time Schedule

School term only

Gingin Library – Monday at 10:00am

Lancelin Library – Wednesday at 9:30am

BETTER BEGINNINGS

In conjunction with the State Library of Western Australia and partially funded by the Shire of Gingin, the Better Beginnings family literacy program is promoted by Gingin and Lancelin libraries.

Each new born baby attending the Child Health Centre will receive a free yellow Better Beginnings bag containing a variety of useful items and information about the benefits of reading to babies.

At two years of age, every child can request a free Better Beginnings pack from their library that provides parents with resources to use at home. 

All kindy children participate in the Better Beginnings program with free reading packs provided by the library to students at school.

 

Families with home-schooled children can contact their local public library to arrange to collect their free reading packs.

Better Beginnings Discovery Backpacks

Better Beginnings Discovery Backpacks are available for loan from your library . Backpacks are linked to learning areas in the Curriculum Framework - English, Math and Science. Their contents include books, puppets, self-paced activities, an audiobook and literacy games. There are also some great reading tips and online activities for you and your child to complete together.

Further Resources

In addition to the Shire of Gingin’s two public libraries a community library run by volunteers is located near Guilderton Holiday Park, 2 Dewar St, Guilderton WA 6041.

Contact Information

GINGIN

LANCELIN

A: 1 Lily King Place, Gingin  WA  6503
T: (08) 9575 5153

E:  ginginlibrary@gingin.wa.gov.au

FACEBOOK

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Closed weekends and public holidays

        

A: 255 Vins Way, Lancelin  WA  6044
T: (08) 9575 5155

E: lancelin@gingin.wa.gov.au

FACEBOOK

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 4.00pm (closed for lunch 1.00pm-1.30pm)
  • Closed weekends and public holidays