• Welcome to the Shire of Northam


 Northam  Library

Is an integral part of the community of Northam,  our dedicated staff are constantly seeking  to improve and provide an ever increasing array of opportunites for our patrons, be it  our Better Beginnings Program, designed to develop the fundamental literacy skills of children  0 - 5 years, or various specialised information workshops on everything from fine arts to communication. 

Northam Region Library           Library Staff    

The libraries  RFID  system ensures our staff can  swiftly  process any of the 20,000 items on offer  from our stock of  books, magazines, DVD's, audio books or requests for inter-library loans.

Patrons are able to access both the Northam and  State Library Collections by clicking on the link below. To reserve a book you will need to enter your library card details.

To become a library member at either the Notham or Wundowie Library please bring two pieces of identification with you to the service counter and ask for a membership application.

Northam Library Facebook Page

Library Online Catalogue Access 

Net Opac - Online Public Access Catalogue

Patrons are able to access the entire library catalogue from the comfort of their own home, to learn how you can access the library catalogue click on the link above in blue.

The Swan Room

Our community resource room, is available to non profit groups free of charge and is ideal for book, clubs, writing groups, children's clubs or home educators groups; For more information on how to book this facility email pdolib@northam.wa.gov.au

 Book Club in the Community Resource Room

House Bound Program

The library also provides a delivery service for patrons unable to get to the library for health reasons. To arrange for this service contact Clare on  either 9621 1600 or deplib@northam.wa.gov.au.

View Overdrive Is Here

You can use your public libraries membership card to access Overdrive Fiction ebooks and audio ebooks by clicking on the icon above and following the instructions below:

  1. Select Northam or Wundowie Library
  2. Enter your library card barcode number. e.g. CL420C0....84D
  3. Then your pin number (6401 for Northam, 6560 Wundowie).
  4. Now You Are Ready To Download.
  5. Call your library staff for help if you need further assistance.  

Northam Library Contact Information 

Address Details
Address 298 Fitzgerald Street, Northam
Phone 08 9621 1600
Email libstaff@northam.wa.gov.au

Northam Library Opening Hours

Northam Library Opening Hours Information
Monday 9.30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 7pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday 9.30am - 7pm
Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9.30am - 12noon
Sunday Closed

 Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings 

Is for children aged 0 - 5 years and incorporates  various sessions of craft, stories, music and movement each week located in the Children's Library.



Monday's Toddler Craft Time

Wednesday's Story/Rhyme Time

11.00 am - 11.30 am

10.30 am - 11.00 am

Northam Library Programs

Library Programs 2015


Pre-School Crafting Group


After School Art Program



Fee Based




11.00 - 11.30am


 3.30 - 4.30pm





3.30 - 4.30pm


Story RhymeTime  



10.30am -11.00 am  

For details on the following programs click on the links below:

Latest Library Newsletter

After School Art Program

Conversations With an Author

Artist in Residence

Writers Workshop

Library Bake Off

Childrens Book Review

Each month our team of young people review books for the Children's Library, to read a review simply click on the icons below:

Book 1      Book 2


Wundowie Library

Situated in the heritage listed garden townsite of Wundowie the library is the heart of the community providing services such as intertnet access, photocopying, faxing, historical information on the township along with a diverse collection of books, magazines, DVD's and audio books.  Patrons are also able to request resources thorugh out inter-library program.


      Wundowie Resource Centre                   Wundowie Librarian Kaye Towel


Community Groups and Clubs

The libary has two community resource rooms available to home educators, local community groups and students. For more details on how to book these rooms or to contact  email Kaye wunlib@northam.wa.gov.au

   .Trivial Pursuit Mornings                          Resource Room One       

 Wundowie Library Programs

 Library Programs 2015
Trivial Pursuit Club Tuesday's Resource Room One 1.00
Spinners Group 3rd Friday of the month Resource Room One 10.00

Progress Association

Second Monday

Aug, Oct, Jan, Mrch, May, July

Resource Room Two


Minecraft Club

Minecraft Club






Digital Hub

Digital Hub


9.00 am




Northam Shire Community Bus  Bookings for the Northam Shire Community Bus and the Wundowie Community Hall can both be made through the library, for more information please ring 9573 6205. To download hire forms CLICK HERE.                                             

Wundowie Library Contact Information

Wundowie Library Contact Information
Address Boronia Ave, Wundowie
Phone (08) 9573 6205
Email wunlib@northam.wa.gov.au

Wundowie Library Open Hours

Tuesday        9.00 am - 2.00pm  
Thursday       9.00am - 12.30pm  
Friday            9.00am - 5.00pm  
Saturday        9.00 - 12.00pm  


Library E-Resources                     E resources button


The Northam and Wundowie Libraries are part of the vast statewide service operated by the Library Informations Services of Western Australia and as such library patrons have free access to a range of e-resources though their local library membership and SLWA. To access e-resources click on the icon above.

Cosmos MagazineFront cover of Cosmos Magazine

Cosmos Magazine is available in electronic format, to read the digital edition of Cosmos ring the library on 9621 1600 for the password and then click on the image above.




Northam Library Free WiFi Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry is the key resource for genealogical research.  Please contact your local WA public library for details on how you can access this resource at your library.

Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre (Ebsco)
Full text content from Australasian and International magazines, newspapers, news wires, reference books and company information as well as biographies and a fully searchable image collection.

BorrowBox is an award winning Australian App that enables Public Library members to browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks and ebooks on their Apple or Android device for limited periods through digital loans. BorrowBox is a FREE download solution. Once you are signed in you can borrow or reserve up to 4 eAudiobooks for a 2 week loan period.

Public Library Members can access BorrowBox via a link on their public library website.  Search for your library by name and find out your local government. Where's my library? 
New users will need the view the BorrowBox User Guide to help get started.
 Britannica Library Britannica Library 
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online includes the Complete Encyclopaedia, Student Encyclopaedia and the Junior Encyclopaedia. There are more than 150,000 articles, links to over 20,000 Internet sites reviewed by Britannica editors, as well as over 750 full text journals and magazines.
 Busythings Busythings
Is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.
This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.
 Cochrane Library Cochrane Library
Collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
Health and Wellness Resource Center Health and Wellness Resource Center (Gale)  
Full-text authoritative information in the areas of health, medicine, fitness, and nutrition.
 Literacy Planet Literacy Planet
A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability. 
 Novelist (Ebsco) Novelist (Ebsco)
A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, as well as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.
 OverDrive OverDrive 
Download eBooks Anytime, Anywhere!
WA public library and State Library members can borrow and read or download thousands of ebooks. Sign in with your library card to enjoy digital books on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or ebook reader anytime, anywhere. 
 OverDrive - eReading Room for Kids OverDrive - eReading Room for Kids
OverDrive eReading Room just for kids provides a safe and easy browsing experience for children. The eReading Room just shows children's content, which gets kids to the titles they want faster. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.
 Popular  Magazines Popular  Magazines
Gale's Popular Magazine Collection has full text content with a focus on current events, sports, science and health from thousands of popular magazines.
 Popular Magazines Plus Popular Magazines Plus
Gale's Popular Magazines Plus has a strong focus on current events, sports, science and health. Access full text News Limited News including The Australian and other Australian titles such as Australian Women’s Weekly, Australian Geographic, Australian Gourmet Traveler, Inside Cricket and Inside Rugby.
 TumbleBookLibrary TumbleBookLibrary
Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books.
This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.
 StoryBox Library StoryBox Library
A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit Story Box Library in a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.
 Zinio Zinio
Zinio provides State Library and Public Libraries members with access to a range of eMagazines delivered right to their desktop or favourite mobile device.

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