Library membership and services

Membership to our libraries allows you to borrow up to 20 items at one time, including a mixture of books, DVDs, magazines, audio materials and online resources. Anyone can join and membership is free!

To become a member, please bring a government-issued photo ID which includes a signature, as well as proof of your residential address, such as a utility bill. To begin the process you can register below and start reserving your items today.

Register here

Conditions of use

General terms and conditions

You are required to:

  • Present your library card to borrow items from the libraries
  • Take responsibility for all the items borrowed on your card
  • Report a lost or stolen library card immediately so that you are not charged for any items that are borrowed by an unauthorised person
  • Notify library staff if your contact details change
  • Return all borrowed items on or before the due date
  • Pay all charges imposed for late return, damage or loss of library items or membership cards.
  • As a child’s parent or guardian you must:
  1. Be present when they are completing a membership application and countersign the application
  2. Take responsibility for all items borrowed on the child’s card
  3. Be present at all times with them in any of the City’s libraries.
  • Library members can access general library services up to 10 minutes before closing time
  • Any person visiting the City’s libraries must behave in a responsible and considerate manner in accordance with the Library Board (Registered Public Libraries) Regulations 1985. Anyone behaving in an inappropriate or disorderly manner will be asked to leave the premises and may have their membership suspended
  • Temporary or permanent suspension may be applied to any library member who seriously misuses the libraries’ facilities or behaves inappropriately in the library.

Online services terms and conditions

  • To use the online services, including internet access, you must abide by the WA Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Enforcement Act 1996. To view a copy, please visit the Western Australian Legislation website
  • As a parent or guardian, you must supervise children under twelve years of age if they want to access the internet at any of the City’s libraries
  • You must not modify the installed hardware or software on computers at any of the City’s libraries
  • Library members can access public access computers up to 5 minutes before closing.

To use the public access computers, users will need to agree to the full Online Services Terms and Conditions each time they log on to a computer.

Library services

Stirling Libraries - Free Seed Libraries

Seed Libraries are sprouting at Stirling Libraries!

Stirling Libraries are introducing a new service, bringing locals who have a passion for backyard gardening together, to borrow seeds from their library, grow and harvest their seeds, and return them to be used by others.

Osborne Library will be offering flower seeds, and Karrinyup Library vegetable seeds to our library members.

The seed library's contents will change with the seasons and donations from the community. See what the library has available by calling in regularly.   

Stirling Libraries are also a great source for gardening books, DVD’s and other information.

Books on Wheels

If you can’t get to our libraries, we can come to you!

Our Books on Wheels is a free service to City of Stirling residents who cannot get to a public library, because of age or physical disability.

Items can be borrowed from the libraries’ entire collection, which includes large print books, books in other languages, magazines, DVDs and audiobooks.

Volunteers help to provide this service by selecting, delivering or returning books using the Books on Wheels van.

If you would like to volunteer with the Books on Wheels service, please visit your local library to fill out a form.

We greatly appreciate the assistance of volunteers at the City of Stirling. Without them, we would be unable to provide many services.

LibraryPhone number


(08) 9205 7740

(08) 9205 7700


(08) 9205 7400

Mirrabooka(08) 9205 7300

(08) 9205 7900


(08) 9205 7420

For more information or to receive the Books on Wheels service, please phone your local library.


Each of our libraries has a number of computers that are available to members of the public. Access is free for members, with a minimal charge for printing. Please enquire at the counter to book. If you have your own device, we also have free Wi-Fi access at all of our libraries.

Justice of the Peace

The City of Stirling provides a Justice of the Peace (JP) service. This service is available at our administration centre and the Mirrabooka Community Hub. This is a free service for the community and no appointment is necessary.

LocationOpening hours
Administration Centre
25 Cedric Street, Stirling

Monday - Friday

11.00am - 2.00pm
Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka
21 Sudbury Road, Mirrabooka


9.00am - 11.30am

Stirling Libraries - Karrinyup

Davenport Street, Karrinyup


2.00pm - 5.00pm

Customers are required to provide a copy of each document to be witnessed. The JP will sign a maximum of 15 copies of documents at any one time.

Please note, If a document requires a second signature, both witnesses must be present at the same time and must be over 18 years of age.

Documents which require a second signature include:

  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Enduring Power of Guardianship
  • Advanced Health Directive
  • Wills.

Please note, the City of Stirling does not offer a photocopying service.

JPs are highly respected members of the community who volunteer their services free of charge.

A list of all volunteer JPs is available via the Department of the Attorney General website.

Mirrabooka Library Information Hub

The Mirrabooka Library Information Hub is located at Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka, and is a free service run by volunteers. They will help you to fill out forms or find information about local services and places within the City of Stirling.

The Information Hub runs from 3.00pm to 5.00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9.00am to 12.00 noon on Fridays. Appointments are not necessary.


Mirrabooka Innovations Lab

The Innovations Lab is a place where the community can access state-of-the-art technology and resources. The Lab is about skills-development, crafting and experiencing new technology, including STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) workshops. 

Innovation Lab technologies include:

  • A laser printer
  • NAO Robot
  • 3D printer
  • Sewing machines
  • Public PCs.

The room is also available to hire for workshops and tutorials. 

For more information, please phone Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka.

Room hire

Stirling Libraries - Scarborough and Mirrabooka both have rooms for hire. The rooms are suitable for meetings, small lectures and workshops, and have a built-in kitchenette suitable for making tea and coffee. Rooms are only available during library hours. Please contact the libraries for rates and bookings.

wi-fi services

Free Wi-Fi

Residents and visitors can enjoy access to a number of free Wi-Fi locations in the City’s libraries, leisure centres and the administration centre in Stirling.

How do I connect?

  • Make sure you are in one of the free Wi-Fi zones
  • On your device, go to Settings > Wi-Fi
  • Select the Stirling free Wi-Fi network
  • Read and accept our terms and conditions.

Find out more about the City's free Wi-Fi zones