Library membership and services

Membership

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:
    • Be present when they are completing a membership application and countersign the application
    • Take responsibility for all items borrowed on the child’s card
    • 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

Public computers, printing and photocopying

Stirling Libraries have a number of PCs available for patrons to use. Use of PCs is free for library members, and they can be booked for 30 minutes at a time, with the option to extend if there are no further bookings.

Printing, photocopying and scanning services are also available at all libraries. Costs apply.

If you have your own device, free WiFi is available at all our Libraries. See below for more information about WiFi and Mobile Printing. See above for Online services terms and conditions.

Council rates payments

Libraries are a convenient place to pay your rates in person, if you are paying by card.

To find out more about paying your rates, ways to pay and what your rates pay for, click the link below.

For more information

Talk to a Planner

Are you seeking information on zoning, planning and development?

To better connect our residents with planning advice, Stirling Libraries – Inglewood are hosting a new drop-in Talk to a Planner service.

Planning Officers can provide general planning advice only, relating to land zoning, development application lodgement questions and statutory time frames, Local Planning Scheme and Planning Policy information.

  • Stirling Libraries - Inglewood
  • Every Second Wednesday 10.00am - 3.00pm

No bookings necessary.  For more information, please contact Stirling Libraries - Inglewood on (08) 9205 8770

Duty Planning Officers are also available in person from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday at the City’s Administration Centre, 25 Cedric Street Stirling or for phone enquiries on (08) 9205 8555.

Justice of the Peace service

The City of Stirling provides a free Justice of the Peace (JP) service to members of the community. A JP can witness official documents, administer an oath or affirmation, and take an affidavit.

LocationOpening hours
Administration Centre, 25 Cedric Street, Stirling WA 6021Monday - Friday 11.00am - 2.00pm
Stirling Libraries - Inglewood, 895 Beaufort Street, Inglewood WA 6052Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka, 21 Sudbury Road, Mirrabooka WA 6061

Saturday 9.00am - 11.30am

Stirling Libraries - Karrinyup, Davenport Street, Karrinyup WA 6018CURRENTLY SUSPENDED

For more information

Books on wheels service

If you are, or have a loved-one who is a housebound resident in the City of Stirling, you may be eligible to receive our Books on Wheels service. Contact our libraries for more information.

Neurodiverse visitors

Learn more about the resources and services we have available for neurodiverse visitors.

Quiet space

Stirling Libraries - Osborne

To assist our customers with diverse sensory needs we are creating a calmer and quieter environment in the library.

Every Friday, 9.30am - 11.30am

Earmuffs and sensory resources

Stirling Libraries - Osborne

The earmuffs are available for use in the library, for both adults and children who are sensitive to noise and may feel overwhelmed during their visit.

Other sensory resources also available. Please see staff at the front counter.

Sensory Sing and Play

Stirling Libraries - Dianella and Scarborough

Sensory sing and play is an inclusive program of songs and sensory play based learning in a small group setting. 

Please visit our Children's activities page for more details. 

Home Energy Toolkits

Our new Home Energy Toolkits are now available for loan from each of our six libraries. The toolkits will help you learn about energy use in your home to reduce your electricity use, and save money on your bills.

Each Toolkit includes:

  • PowerMate Lite to measure the electricity use of plug-in appliances, their cost to run and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Infra-red Thermometer to measure the temperatures of hard to reach places so you can check heat gains and losses from your home
  • Thermometers to assess outside temperatures and how that impacts your comfort inside.

To borrow these kits, just ask our friendly library staff.

Click here to find out more about what you can do so reduce energy and emissions in your home.

 

Local historical and photograph collection services

  • Do you need local history information for your school assignment, or wondering how your local street was named or what is the history of your suburb? The City of Stirling’s Community History Collection comprises oral histories, books, booklets and ephemera, and may be able to assist with your query
  • The Stirling Photograph Collection gives a fascinating insight into the development of the City of Stirling, and how early families lived. A selection of these photographs has been digitised and is available online. Digital copies are available for purchase
  • The Mount Flora Regional Museum offers educational programs for school excursions to the museum. The program can be designed to support your current classroom focus. 

For more information

Seed libraries

Stirling Libraries Mirrabooka and Scarborough operate Seed Libraries. You can start growing plants for food or fun, with flower seeds available at Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka and vegetable seeds from Stirling Libraries - Scarborough. Local growers can borrow, donate and/or exchange seeds from their own gardens with other keen green thumbs.   

For more informations simply contact our libraries.

Job shop

Do you need help finding a job?

We offer free assistance with resume design, job applications and interview preparation.

Our Jobshop volunteers will guide and support you towards better employment prospects. Free appointments are available for City of Stirling residents at the Osborne Community Hub.

For bookings or more information call Stirling Libraries - Osborne on (08) 9205 7900

PrinterOn - mobile print

Print anywhere, anytime from an internet enabled device direct to any Stirling Libraries. Simply submit your print job and then come into a library to release and pick up your printing.

You can use the PrinterOn app from your mobile device which is free for both iOS or Android devices.

Only black and white printing is available. Select your printer for either single sided or double sided print. Your print jobs are available to collect during library opening hours and will only be held for 72 hours.

An email address is needed but only used by PrinterOn and staff to identify your print job.

There are three different ways to send your print jobs:

Print from a laptop or desktop computer

Choose the library where you want to pick up your printing

  1. Select the printer - Black and White Single Sided or Black and White Double Sided
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Browse your computer to find and select the file you wish to print
  4. Select the number of copies and which pages to print
  5. Click on the green print icon (you will see the status of your print job and a reference number)
  6. Come to the Library to collect your print jobs.

Print from your tablet or smartphone app

  1. Install and launch the PrinterOn app
  2. Tap “no printer selected” and search for the Library where you want to print. You can also search using a QR code, your location or by postcode
  3. Select the printer - Black and White Single Sided or Black and White Double Sided
  4. Choose the icon for what you want to print
  5. Follow the prompts to fin the item to print and tap the print icon
  6. Preview the printing, select number of copies and click the green print icon
  7. Enter your email address
  8. Come to the Library to collect your print jobs.

Email from any device to library print system

  1. Email from any device directly to the library - using one of the email addresses below

  2. Come to the Library to collect your print jobs.

Stirling Libraries - Dianella

Stirling Libraries - Inglewood 

Stirling Libraries - Karrinyup 

Stirling Libraries - Mirrabooka  

Stirling Libraries - Osborne

Stirling Libraries - Scarborough

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