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 and the Gingin Community Resource Centre.


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. Please discuss options for temporary membership with either the Gingin or Lancelin Libraries. 


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. 

From 1 July 2023 there will be changes to the delivery of the inter-library loans service in Western Australia in response to increased transport costs and sustainability issues impacting the service.
Inter-library loans are not being suspended, and there is no reduction in State Government funding for public library services.
Material requested by library users which is not currently in an individual library’s collection will be supplied in electronic format (e.g eBooks) in the first instance.

Print copies can be purchased on demand when an electronic version is unavailable or cannot meet user needs. Inter-library loans will still be available when requested materials cannot be suppled in either of these ways.


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 over 20,000 titles available.

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

Watch over 26,000 films on Kanopy!

Story Box Library
Children’s books - Click link below for a guide on how to login to StoryBox. 

Hoopla - Borrow and enjoy audiobooks, eBooks, comics, movies, TV, magazines, or music everywhere you have a screen-your computer, your phone, your car, even your TV. All you need is a library card.

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 9:30am

Lancelin Library – Wednesday at 9:30am


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.

Download the Bright Tomorrows Parenting App and sign up to 'A Rhyme A Day' to access 30 fun nursery rhyme videos. 

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



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



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



Opening hours:

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