Shire of West Arthur

Library

The Darkan Public Library is situated in the Health and Resource Centre (27 Burrowes St, DARKAN) and is administered by the West Arthur Community Resource Centre.

The library houses over 3,000 items and gives you access to all the following:

  • Fiction and Non-Fiction books for adults and children
  • Large Print books
  • Local History books
  • DVDs (Fiction and      Non-Fiction)
  • Audio books  (Fiction and Non-Fiction)
  • OverDrive eBook library (more details below)
  • eReader for loan
  • Kindle for loan
  • Ancestry.com (Library Edition – free for use in the library for library members)

There are 12 exchanges per year with roughly 85 items in each exchange, so the content of the library is constantly changing.

A highlight of the West Arthur library collection is the West Arthur Herbarium which is housed in the Landcare Office.  It is valued at over $50,000 and has been put together entirely by volunteers (mainly Val Crowley & Jan Smith) & with some support from the Western Australian Herbarium at Kings Park.

OverDrive allows us to welcome you to our 24/7 Darkan Library where you can lend popular and classic audiobooks, eBooks and interactive multimedia whenever you like thanks to our linkup with OverDrive. Thanks to this linkup the Darkan Library and its patrons now have unrivalled device compatibility. OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio and is a leading multichannel digital distributor with the largest collection of premium audiobooks, eBooks, music, and video for the library – all available on a single website for browsing, checking out, and downloading. With a network of 18,000 libraries and millions of readers, OverDrive is the global leader in eBooks for libraries with support for iPod®, iPhone®, iPad™, Android™, Sony® Reader, (Kindle® for US libraries only), and thousands of other mobile devices.

To make the most of this great online library please email westarthur@crc.net.au and we will join you up and show you the ropes and then you will have access to a library of over 700,000 audiobook, eBook, music and video titles online for free.

Office Closure Over Christmas and New Years 08 Dec 2017

The Shire Office will be closed from 4.30pm Friday 22 December 2017 to 8.30am Tuesday 2 January 2018.

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Bush Fire Information 08 Dec 2017

The operation of harvesting machines and the movement of grain equipment in paddocks on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day is prohibited.

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Gym Membership Renewal 01 Dec 2017

Gym membership renewal is due. Online registrations are required.

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Darkan Swimming Pool 01 Dec 2017

Membership Registrations - Summer 2017/2018. Registrations Open.

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