All loans of physical items are for three weeks (ebook and downloadable audiobooks loan periods may vary). You may borrow up to 20 items at one time. This includes books, magazines, audiobooks, DVDs, and music CDs.
Items can be renewed by online – login to your account to renew you loans, or by phone. Note: Items cannot be renewed if they have been requested by another member or have already been renewed twice.
Downloads / e-loans
In addition to the physical items, you have access to ebooks, digital magazines, and e-audiobooks. These may be downloaded to a pc or a compatible device. You may ‘borrow’
- 10 ebooks and/or e-audiobooks via Overdrive.
- 6 e-audiobooks plus 6 ebooks via Borrowbox
- Unlimited Digital magazines via Zinio
Thousands of others journal, magazine and newspaper articles available via our premium databases See our e-library page for more details
Internet Access Computers & Free WiFi
Free internet access PCs are available for library members at all Cockburn Libraries. All internet computers also have Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher) software installed. To access a library internet PC you are required to login with your library card number and your PIN. PCs can be booked up to a week ahead. Booking will only be held for 10 minutes. As to not disturb other users, headphones should be worn for listening to video/audio – BYO headphones of purchase earbuds at the library for $3.
30 minute bookings and 1 hour bookings are available and automated session extensions will be offered if available. Maximum daily PC usage: 3 hours. Printing is available from all PCs – 20c for black & White; $1 for colour.
Free WiFi is available at all Cockburn Libraries. You don’t need to be library member to access the WiFi. Printing can be done via the WiFi using our Mobile Printing.
Photocopying and Printing
Photocopying self service photocopying is available at all Cockburn Libraries. Options for single and double-sided.
|Photocopy Charges (per side)|
|Black & White (A4 or A3)||20c|
|Colour (A4 orA3)||$1|
Printing can be done from any of the Internet PCs; USB sticks/flash drives can be used on the Internet PCs. Printing can also be done via the WiFi using our Mobile Printing.
|Printing Charges (A4 single-sided only)|
|Black & White||20c|
Mobile Printing - Print from anywhere, collect at library
Scanning to email and scanning to USB are both available from the public photocopiers at all Cockburn Libraries. The is no charge for scanning. You can scan and email a document straight away or you can save to a USB stick (BYO or purchase one at the library : 8Gb USB = $6).
Faxing service is available at all Cockburn Libraries. Ask at staff desk.
|Single page||each additional page|
|Metro area (up to 100kms)||$1||60c|
|Rest of Australia/NZ/PNG||$3||$1|
Laminating is available at all Cockburn Libraries. Ask at staff desk
Justice of Peace
a JP is available at Spearwood Library every Monday (excluding public holidays) from 10am-12.30pm
Tax Help Program
Tax Help Program is a free and confidential service to help people complete their tax returns. Tax Help sessions are provided by ATO-trained and accredited community volunteers . If you earned $50,000 or less in the tax year and meet some other criteria, you can book into a session. Sessions are held at all Cockburn Libraries, usually from late July – October each year. Check the Tax Help page, which is updated in July each year, for all the details.
Home Library Service
A home delivery service is available for City of Cockburn residents unable to travel to a library due to illness or disability.
Visit the Home Library Service page for more information.