• Welcome to the Shire of Northam


  Welcome to the Northam  Library.

There is something for everyone, in the library that smiles.  Enjoy a magazine or the daily newspaper with a cup of tea or coffee.  Join in one of our many activities, or duck in and browse our collection of books, audio books and DVDs.

Northam Region Library           Library Staff    

You can search both the Northam and  State Library Collections by clicking on the blue link below. To reserve a book from Northam Library online,  you will need to enter your member number and PIN.  You are able to request a book from any of the Public Libraries in WA by filling in a form at the front counter

To become a member of the Northam Library, fill in the online form through the Net OPAC link below, or fill in a paper copy at the library.  Please bring proof of address e.g. driver's license, bill or rental agreement, to the front counter and we will give you a borrower's card.

  Library Online Catalogue Access         Net Opac - Online Public Access Catalogue

Browse the entire library catalogue from the comfort of  your own home. Click on the link above in blue, to search by author, subject, keyword, title or see all the new books added recently.

E-resources available through the State Library of WA

Adult e-resources            Children e-resources

       e-books          audio ebooks

Use your membership card to access ebooks and audio ebooks by clicking on the icons 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, last 4 characters of your barcode for Borrow Box).
  4. Now You Are Ready To Download.
  5. Call your library staff for help if you need further assistance.  

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book club titles may - october 2017

The Swan Room Community Resource Room

Our community resource room is available to community groups free of charge and is ideal for groups of 10 people or less.  You can book it at the front desk, or by phone.  Hot water and cups are available by request.

 Book Club in the Community Resource Room

House Bound Program

The library also provides a delivery service for members, who are unable to get to the library. At the moment, this is only offered to people who live in Northam town site. To arrange for this service contact Clare on  either 9621 1600 or deplib@northam.wa.gov.au.

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 9.00am - 5pm
Tuesday 9.00am - 5pm
Wednesday 9.00am - 5pm
Thursday 9.00am - 5pm
Friday 9.00am - 5pm
Saturday 9.30am - 12noon
Sunday Closed

 Better Beginnings

Better Beginnings 

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



Monday: Activity Time

Wednesday:  Story/Rhyme Time

Friday: Baby Rhyme Time

10:30 am - 11.00 am

10.30 am - 11.00 am

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Northam Library Programs

Library Programs February 2017


Activity Time







10:30 -11:00  



Tuesday Book Club meets on the last Tuesday of each month



10:30 - 12 noon



Story Time  

Baby Rhyme Time




10.30 - 11.00

9:30 - 10:00


Children's Book Review

Books reviewed by our young readers.  To read a review simply click on the icons below:



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.



 Library E-Resources

The Northam and Wundowie Libraries are part of the vast state wide service operated by the Library Information Service of Western Australia. You have free access to a range of e-resources though your local library membership and SLWA. To access e-resources click on the icons below.

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.


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. 
 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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