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.

Closure of Realigned Section of Coalfields Road 11 Aug 2017

Notice is hereby given that the Shire of West Arthur intends to submit to the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage a request to close a realigned portion of Coalfields Road near Albany Highway.

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2017 Local Government Elections 17 Jul 2017

The next local government election day will be held on 21 October 2017. To be eligible to vote, you need to enrolled to vote in the Shire of West Arthur.

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Units for rent in Darkan 21 Jun 2017

Two Bedroom Unit and Three Bedroom Unit Available For Rent in Darkan

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Review of Local Laws 03 May 2017

The Shire of West Arthur is undertaking a periodic review of the following Local Laws, in line with Section 3.16 of the Local Government Act 1995:

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