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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

Children's 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

Karli Dore

Western Australian artist Karli Dore employs watercolour paints to explore art through colour. Influenced by thKarli Doree intense rainbow of colours that surround the world, Karli has decided to create a radiant atmosphere, where the watercolours bond with the paper and move without restraint.
The world is full of vibrancy and colour, and through her art works Karli endeavours to brighten the lives of others.
Various exhibitions throughout the South West, including the South West Art Trail, have showcased Karli’s collection, and the Bassendean Library is showing Karli’s art works from 13-30 August.

Carry your library card on your phone!

Choose a free loyalty card app.

phoneYou can put all your loyalty cards into one app on your phone (iPhone/Android). Download an app (there are many to choose from) and add your cards within seconds.
To borrow items from the Library we scan your Bassendean Library card barcode on your phone.



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.


The word

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 August displays are:

  • Emerging West Australian artist Karli Dore employs water colour paints to explore art through colour. Influenced by the intense rainbows of colour that surround the world, Kali has decided to create a radient atmosphere, where the water colours bond with the paper and move without restraint. Various exhibitions throughout the South West, including the South-West Art Trail, have showcased Karli's collection of art works and Bassendean Memorial Library will be showing them from the 13th - 30th August, 2014.

  • A bit o’ wintry fun
    Retro/vintage knits and gorgeousknitts pattern books from the past, complemented with our very extensive collection of knitting books (vintage knits, tea cosies, vampire knits, noni flowers, Noah’s knits, wacky baby knits, fabulous knitted hats, little knitted creatures, toys, pets, baby wear, how to knit, and much, much more!)
    All for you to borrow and enjoy!

  • Lola Donkin is 7 years old. She has been doing a sewing course at Namis-artroom since last year. lolaDuring the classes she created a character called Princess Pom Pom, and has been designing and making accessories including toys and dresses from recycled materials for her.
    Strawberry Osaki (12) loves Adventure Time (who doesn’t!), and has made beautiful Princess Bubblegum, complete with accessories

This page last updated : Tuesday, 26 August, 2014


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