New Success Library

The New Success Library is now open!

It has been a long time coming, but on 24 September 2014 the new Success library opened its doors.

Opening time: 24 September 2014

Some interesting facts about the New Success Library

  • The new library will be some seven times larger than the existing shopfront library.
  • Expect over 300,000 visitors per year.
  • Increased opening hours.
  • More books, more DVDs, more magazines, more space!
  • over 1.6 km of book shelving.
  • Over 30,000 books.
  • Access to 20,000 eBooks.
  • Access to 156 eMagazine titles.
  • 3 times as many internet access PCs.
  • Free wifi access.
  • New programmes, groups and clubs to encourage community connection and celebrate diversity, literacy and continuous learning.
  • Literary events in partnership with booksellers and authors.
  • Meeting places for the community.
  • Quiet areas for study.
  • Anticipated new services such as Tax Help and Justice of the Peace.
  • David’s very popular Pram Jams sessions for babies and their parents will now be held in the library, giving parents easy access to baby board books, as well as early literacy and parenting books and dvds.
  • Space for more kids to come to storytimes.
  • Book Stars club for primary school aged kids.
  • Kids’ LEGO club.

Success Library is open

The new Success Library opened this morning. Malcolm Armson – who is a regular face at the Cockburn Libraries, was our very first customer. The first children into the library,…

Success Library opening hours have changed

The New Success Library opening hours have changed New opening hours Monday: 9.00am – 7.00pm Tuesday: 9.00am – 7.00pm Wednesday: 9.00am – 7.00pm Thursday: 9.00am – 7.00pm Friday: 9.00am –…

Time lapse: Installing shelves @ Success Library

The library won’t being opening next week, but here is a time lapse video of the some of the shelving being installed to keep you entertained. Hopefully we’ll be opening…

Time lapse video: Moving out of the old library.

Last week, with the help of  removalists,  we packed up and moved all the books, DVDs, magazines and CDs out of the old Success Library in Cockburn Gateway Shopping City.

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  1. Could you please order in some of Author John Connolly books featuring private eye Charlie Parker

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    • Adrian

      Hi John,

      I have forwarded your request to the staff member in charge of purchasing items for their consideration.


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  2. Hi there,
    Just checking if there is an out of hours return slot for books/dvds?

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    • Adrian

      Hi Sarah,
      Currently the only after hours returns chute available is at our Spearwood branch.

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  3. Is it ever quiet in here? I have been here a few times and there are always people talking like they aren’t in a library. Possibly a few more quiet rooms would help those who are there to study and not socialise.

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    • Cockburn Libraries

      Hi Shar,
      We do have quiet areas of the library and do encourage people to talk quietly but public libraries do not exist as a space for pure academic silence. There are quieter places around the library, the magazine room and open area left of the entrance (that faces the foyer), for example.
      At the moment there are a high number of students using the library studying for exams so the level of noise has been higher than usual at the back of the library, which is normally the quietest.
      Next time you are in the library and feel that the level of noise is too high please approach our staff and we will assess the situation.

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  4. At the new Success library is there a area you can sit down and just study?

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    • Jessica

      Hi Alex,
      We have a number of areas where you can sit and study. We have study tables with access to power and study corrals as well. There are also a number of tables around the library.
      We hope you come down and find something that suits.
      Jessica Donald

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  5. There are two things that I am looking for in the new library.

    1. Books being categorised by their genre, with a little sticker on their spine i.e. mystery, thriller, fantasy, historic, romance etc. not just fiction in author alphabetically.

    2. The computer system to tell me when I have borrowed a book in the past.

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    • Jessica

      Hi Peter,
      Adult fiction books are categorised by genre at both Coolbellup and the new Success Libraries. There is a sticker on the spines to let you know what section the book belongs to and you will find the category on the record when searching in the catalogue.
      As for being notified if a book has been borrowed by your previously there is a notification when you attempt to borrow a book that you have had before – this is the same at all Cockburn Libraries.
      We hope you enjoy browsing through the new library.
      Jessica Donald

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  6. Wow! I can hardly wait! I particularly like the thought of sitting with a cup of coffee browsing coffee table books.

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