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Spearwood Library is Closing… for refurbishment

Spearwood Library will temporarily close for refurbishment. Friday 26 January to Monday 5 March 2018. Re-opens Tuesday 6 March 2018 1987 typewriter at Spearwood library 1989 computer Spearwood library 1999 Spearwood Library back wall 2002 Spearwood library 2002 Desk view Spearwood library 2003 Spearwood Library internet 2008 Spearwood Library internet 2008 Spearwood library 2009 Betty at the information desk 2009 Entering Spearwood library 2010 Spearwood Library 2017 Spearwood Library Christmas During February the Spearwood Library will undergo an exciting refurbishment . The revamp will include new carpet, furniture and a new training room. There will be  improved spaces to...

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Why eSmart?

eSmart Week 4-8 September Being eSmart means knowing how to guard against security and privacy risks online, download content in a legal and ethical way, research and reference information, as well as manage reputation and relationships in cyberspace. eSmart helps to embed a culture of positive technology use. The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, backed by an investment of $8 million by the Telstra Foundation, are working to connect Australia’s 1,500 public libraries with the eSmart Program and is already in more than 70% of libraries across the country. Cockburn Libraries is currently working towards eSmart accreditation. Our Library staff...

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Free WiFi in the City of Cockburn

City of Cockburn has extended its FREE public WiFi to include two new locations. It has been six years since free WiFi was introduced throughout our libraries, and now the City of Cockburn has added two new hotspots to its free WiFi network, Cockburn ARC and the Bibra Lake Regional Playground. Free WiFi has now available at many of your favourite spots around Cockburn, with more to come in 2017/18. Hotspots currently available: Coolbellup Library Spearwood Library Success Library Seniors Centre Youth Centre Bibra Lake Playground Cockburn ARC (Aquatic & Recreation Centre) Coming in 2017/2018 Coogee Beach & Marina Further locations to be announced...

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Funding Call for Job-Ready Programs in WA Libraries

With the WA State election looming, Western Australian public libraries are calling on the new State Government to provide funding to help people learn new technologies and develop STEM skills. Western Australian public libraries are calling on the new State Government to provide $8 million to help people learn about new technologies and develop the skills they will need for jobs and study in the future. For just $3 a head from the State – matching local council funding dollar-for-dollar – WA’s 235 libraries could make everything from coding and robotic classes, 3D printers and music programs through to simple device...

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Infographic: Cockburn Libraries 2016 – The numbers

2016 has been a big year for Cockburn Libraries, the numbers are impressive. We welcomed 6,800 new library members during 2016. During the year you borrowed over 600,000 items, you used the internet computers 43,800 times, and you were logged on to the wifi for 78,600 hours (which is equivalent to nine years!). Massive numbers, nice work you...

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Take home 20 items – new borrowing limit.

Our borrowing limit has changed! May is the month of plenty at Cockburn Libraries. Plenty of DVDs, plenty of magazines, plenty of books. You can now borrow 20 items – NO  restrictions. BOOYAH! So now you can borrow more books, more magazines, more DVDs, more music CDs and more audio books. Just think every month a new mini library in your own...

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