The Shire of Toodyay’s public library service is part of a state wide network that operates between local government authorities and the Library Information Service of Western Australia.
The Library is situated in the building that was originally the Mechanic’s Institute, located at 96 Stirling Terrace, Toodyay. The Toodyay Library has recently had a massive upgrade, so come in and have a look at the amazing architecture, and check out some of the great history within its walls.
Library membership is free and anyone residing in the area may join. To become a library member you must produce proof of your current address - for example a drivers' license, rates notice, pension card or bill. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian's signature is required.
Self Service RFID
The "One Stop" self-service issuing and returns system is operational for the general public to utilise. Please ensure that you bring along your Library Membership Card to take full advantage of this state of the art facility.
The Reading Room
A special area has been set aside as a Reading Room, so please make yourself comfortable in this lounge area. The Reading Room is ideal for perusing history collections, atlases, dictionaries and encyclopaedias; it is also an ideal student study area.
The Toodyay Junior Library provides a variety of Kindergarten, Pre-Primary, Primary and Junior books, CDs and DVDs for children aged from birth to fourteen years. Our vast collection includes fiction and non-fiction items plus a variety of games, puppets and craft materials to occupy your child and help develop their imagination. The Junior Library provides a safe environment with plenty of comfortable durable seating with a television and DVD player that may be utilised on request.
With an ever-growing youth population, the Toodyay Library hosts an expanding Young Adult section now housed within the Main Library area.
Toodyay Library is proud to announce we are an eSmart Library.
The Library operates under an eSmart Charter for client protection, security and cyber safety for utilising the computers and internet.
All persons wishing to use the Public Computers and Wifi connections are requested to complete and sign the appropriate registers at the Front Desk agreeing to abide by the Library Charter.
Wherever you may be in the world you may register for eBooks. eBooks provides the fantastic facility to download and read a variety of Library materials for FREE utilising your Toodyay Library Membership Card. Call into the Library for a demonstration and operational leaflet on how to register and start enjoying eBooks.
Other Library Facilities include:
- Two OPAC computers are available to access Library stock information, locations and make reservations.
- Internet access (free)
- Wifi (wireless free internet connection)
- Library Online Services Toodyay Library Catalogue (free)
- WA State Library Catalogue (free)
- Encyclopaedia Britannica (free)
- Ancestry Library Edition (free)
- Facsimile and Scanning
- Photocopying and Laminating
The following rules apply to the borrowing of library items:
- Your library membership card must be provided when borrowing items
- Adults may borrow up to eight items at a time
- Children may borrow up to four items at a time
- Items may be renewed twice, provided there are no requests on the item
- You may renew items by emailing or calling the Library
- Replacement cards will incur a cost
- Afterhours return chute
The Library Collection
- Books (fiction and non-fiction)
- Reference material (not for loan, but may be consulted in the Library)
- Paperback swap
- Large print books
- Photocopier, fax, computer and internet access
- CD Rom (fiction & non-fiction)
- DVDs and Videos (fiction & non-fiction)
- Audio Books (fiction & non-fiction)
Can't find it? Ask a Librarian Our librarians have access to over two million items located in public libraries throughout Western Australia. If we do not have the information or item you require in the Library we will try and get it for you.
Story Time/Baby Rhyme Time - 9.15am & 10.00am each Monday
Baby Rhyme Time & Story Time are for babies, toddler & pre-school age children. Story Time is for toddlers & pre-school children at 9.15am and Baby Rhyme Time (as the name suggests!) is for babies at 10.00am. Come join us for an experience that will enrich and extend your child's imagination with stories rhymes and craft activities for all to enjoy.
Many Minds Discussion Group - 10am every 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month
New members are always welcome to attend and participate in this regular event. If you enjoy reading and sharing your thoughts, experiences and humorous anecdotes in good company with the added bonus of light refreshments this is definitely for you.
Creative Writing Group - 10am each 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month
Are you interested in Creative Writing and would like to share your ideas and aspirations with others? If so, this is the group to join. Creative Writing Group is a small friendly gathering of locals who love to read with a desire to write. Do come along and join us, it’s fun, it’s free and it may be for you.
Morangup Library is held at the Morangup Community Hall in Wallaby Way, Morangup between 2.00pm and 4.30pm every second Tuesday.
July 12 and 26
August 9 and 23
September 6 and 20
October 4 and 18
November 1, 15 and 29
December 13 and 20
If you have any questions, please contact the Toodyay Library on 9574 2323.
||Ancestry Library Edition
Ancestry is the key resource for genealogical research. Please contact us at Toodyay Public Library for details on how you can access this fantastic resource FREE at the Library.
||Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre (Ebsco)
The Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre provides full text content from a variety of Australasian and International magazines, newspapers, news wires, reference books and company information as well as biographies and a fully searchable image collection.
BorrowBox is an award winning Australian App that enables Public Library members to browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks on their Apple or Android device for limited periods through digital loans. BorrowBox is a FREE download solution. Once you are signed in you can borrow or reserve up to 4 eAudiobooks for a 2 week loan period.
Busythings Is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.
This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.
The Cochrane Library Collection contains evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
||Encyclopaedia Britannica Library Edition Online
Encyclopaedia Britannica is an in depth facility containing the Complete Encyclopaedia, Student Encyclopaedia and the Junior Encyclopaedia. There are more than 150,000 articles, links to over 20,000 Internet sites reviewed by Britannica editors, as well as over 750 full text journals and magazines.
||Family Law Network Australia
The Family Law Network Australia is the site to access information on separation and divorce, parental responsibility, property settlement and child support
Intrepica is a high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability.
A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability.
Novlist is a fiction database providing subject heading access, reviews, annotations, as well as Author Read-alike, Book Discussion Guides, Book Talks, and Feature Articles.
An online public access catalog (often abbreviated as OPAC is an online database of materials. Open OPAC assists in the location of books, articles, journals, DVDs and other items of interest housed within the Toodyay and Morangup Libraries.
Members have the opportunity to reserve, renew and submit interlibrary loan requests all from the comfort of the lounge room using a Personal Computer/Laptop or Tablet. Also the capability to save search results as permalink / via email or save to own list as required.
Utilising the Open OPAC is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Once logged into the site via the link supplied (Website/Facebook) members have the option to choose one of three options.
- Home: To search the Library catalogue for Author/Title etc.
- My Account: Register for and manage an individual Library membership account.
- Help: Full guidelines outlining facilities of the system; Quick Search, Advanced Search, Search Results, Search Filters and Search Guidelines.
Download eBooks Anytime, Anywhere!
WA public library and State Library members can borrow and read or download thousands of ebooks. Sign in with your library card to enjoy digital books on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or ebook reader anytime, anywhere.
OverDrive - eReading Room for Kids
OverDrive eReading Room just for kids provides a safe and easy browsing experience for children. The eReading Room just shows children's content, which gets kids to the titles they want faster. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.
Gale's Popular Magazine Collection has full text content with a focus on current events, sports, science and health from thousands of popular magazines, including the Australian version of Choice Magazine.
||Popular Magazines Plus (12 month trial)
Gale's Popular Magazines Plus has a strong focus on current events, sports, science and health. Access full text News Limited News including The Australian and other Australian titles such as Choice, Australian Women’s Weekly, Australian Geographic, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Inside Cricket and Inside Rugby.
A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit Story Box Library in a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.
Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books.
The subscription for this service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.
||Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection
Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection is a state-wide pilot to provide WA public library patrons and State Library members access to a core collection of selected eBooks to be loaned and downloaded to your own eReader device. Individual titles may be searched through the Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection platform provided by Overdrive.
||Who Else Writes Like Online
Do you have a favourite author who never seems to write their novels fast enough for your liking? Click here to visit the Who Else Writes Like website. This amazing facility is available as an on-line resource absolutely free for Toodyay Library members providing information of similar styles, genres and authors. Just follow the prompts to open a whole new world of reading, it’s fun, it’s free and it’s for you.
Zinio provides State Library and Public Libraries members with access to a range of eMagazines delivered right to their desktop or favourite mobile device