Introducing One Library to the South West
In an exciting new venture, the Shire of Manjimup Libraries have joined the new One Library network in the South West.
Over the next 6 months, the One Library network will see 23 South West Libraries connecting together under the one library management system, enabling you to borrow and return items at any participating library using your current library card.
Dates to remember
Frequently asked questions
What is One Library?
The One Library network is the first of its kind in Western Australia, connecting 23 Libraries over the South West giving greater access to the community. You can use your current Library card to borrow and return items at any of the participating Libraries.
How do I borrow?
When your local library joins the One Library network you will have a wider range of resources at your fingertips. You can browse the catalogue and request items from any participating One Library. When your requested items become available, they will be delivered to your home Library.
What can I access?
With access to multiple Libraries, the materials of all these libraries become available to you. With over half a million items to select from you will have a wider choice of books, DVDs, magazines and more, you will find lots to love about our new service.
When will One Library happen at my local Library?
January 2017 - Bunbury, Withers, Dardanup, Eaton
February 2017 - Busselton, Dunsborough
March 2017 - Capel, Dalyellup, Boyanup, Manjimup, Northcliffe, Pemberton, Walpole,
April 2017 - Harvey, Australind, Binningup, Yarloop
May 2017 - Bridgetown
June 2017 - Donnybrook, Balingup, Boyup Brook
July 2017 - Waroona, Nannup
Which local governments are involved in the One Library network?
11 local governments agreed to implement a shared 'One Card' Library Management System (LMS). The one card system will be the first of its kind in WA. The local governments included: City of Bunbury, Shire of Capel, Shire of Dardanup, Shire of Harvey, Shire of Waroona, Shire of Boyup Brook, City Of Busselton, Shire of Manjimup, Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Shire of Donnybrook- Balingup and Shire of Nannup.
Will all libraries in the One Library service now offer the same service as each other?
All One Libraries are committed to giving their customers the best service possible. Some Libraries may offer a service that will complement the core library service meeting the particular needs of their local community. Check with the relevant library to find out what's available to you.
Will the lending periods and overdue policies be the same at all libraries?
No. Although participating Libraries may have similar policies, there may be a variation at some libraries.
How many items can I borrow?
Collectively from the One Library service you can borrow up to 30 items with a standard membership. There will be local limits on some items at some libraries, please ask at your local library.
Do I need to replace my existing library card?
No. As a member of a One library, you can use your existing library card. New branded cards will be issued later in 2017.
What if I have cards from more than one library?
If you have multiple library cards from different libraries, the library closest to your residential address will become your home library. You only need one card for borrowing, and the others can be made inactive. Library staff will be happy to discuss this in detail with you.
Will these changes affect the privacy of my existing library membership?
Your privacy will continue to be protected. Staff at any given One Library service will only access your membership record if you choose to borrow or use your membership at that library. Your record will only be accessed to manage your transactions, and will not be made available to any third party without your consent. At all times, One Library operates in accordance with State and Commonwealth Government privacy regulations.