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 Our location:

 46 Old Perth Road, Bassendean,
 Western Australia 6054
 Tel: (08) 9279 2966
 Fax: (08) 9279 1869

 Opening Hours:

 Monday        9am - 8pm
 Tuesday       9am - 8pm
 Wednesday  9am - 6pm
 Thursday     9am - 6pm
 Friday          9am - 6pm
 Saturday     9am - 1pm

Sundays and Public Holidays - closed

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Welcome to Bassendean Memorial Library



Free ebooks for all public library users


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Western Australia Public Libraries Digital Media Collection

EbooksWA Public Libraries, in conjunction with the State Library, are expanding their services with eBooks available to download from a single website.  Library members can check out items with a valid library card and download to PC, Mac, various eBook readers (not Kindle) and other mobile devices. Titles will automatically expire at the end of the lending period.

This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for all public library users. It is a pilot program, and it involves all of WA Public Libraries and the State Library. It is unique in its size in Australia.  To borrow eBooks click here.

For more information call the library on 92792966 

News and Events

History - his story and her story - changing perceptions on the writing of history

Bassendean History at the Library History - his story and her story - changing perceptions on the writing of history
Dr Glen McLaren
, professional historian, will talk about his experience of writing a history of Bassendean from 19Council offices 70s to the present.
Dr McLaren is the author of many local histories, has a family connection to the area and will provide an informative evening. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear more about the history of the council, community and changes in LibraryBassendean. Friday 11 July from 7.15pm for 7.30pm start in the Library meeting room.
The event will be catered for and bookings are

essential. Phone 9279 2966 or email



Calling all collectors and hobby enthusiasts!

The Library has exhibition wall space and two lockable display cases rock available for local artists and groups to exhibit art, craft and collections.
Contact Jill, Marie or Renata  9279 2966 for more details.




Say the Word!

The Bassendean Library, the Word. The new edition is out now, simply click on this LINK.

DVDs and CDs    

DVDNew DVDs & CDs are added to our collection every month.  Click here to view the list or drop in to the library to check our shelves.

Story time

For pre-schoolers, every Thursday and Friday 10.30-11.30 during school terms. Stories followed by simple craft. No need to book, just drop in.

Better Beginnings

It is Rhyme Time @ Bassendean Library           

Special Story time session for babies 0-18 months every Wednesday 11.00am during school term.

Better Beginnings - Family Literacy Program now available in Bassendean

This exciting program, promotes to all parents the importance of reading, rhyming and talking to your baby.


For the month of July displays are:

  • Dianne Ryder enlisted atDR
    the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps School, Mosman, NSW in 1974, and served in the Army until 1995. When asked what were the highlights of her time in the Army, Dianne commented “A sense of pride. It made me believe in myself. I enjoyed my time in the Army, met lots of people, made friends, and as an Aboriginal person, believed I could achieve anything with hard work and determination”.

This page last updated : Friday, 4 July, 2014


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46 Old Perth Road  |  Bassendean  |  WA 6054
Tel:  (08) 9279 2966  |  Fax: (08) 9279 1869  |  e-mail