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.

Edith Brown Museum 15 Mar 2017

The interpretation plan for the proposed Edith Brown Museum is now available for review at the Shire office.

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Department of Water Working Collaboratively With Local Bush Fire Brigade Volunteers. 07 Mar 2017

The Department of Water has granted the Shire of West Arthur’s bush fire brigades five hand held radios to assist with firefighting activities.

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Temporary Bridge Closures 12 Jan 2017

Glenorchy South Road Bridge will be closed from 23rd January for approximately 12 weeks. O'Connor Road Bridge will be closed from 13 March for approximately 3 weeks.

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Darkan Swimming Pool 15 Nov 2016

Membership Registrations - Summer 2016/2017. Registrations Open.

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