Our Collection

What you can Find in the Library

Bassendean Library has approximately 40,000 items, comprising State Library and local stock. The material is updated regularly and comes in the following formats.

  • Regular print books
  • Music CDs
  • Graphic novels and comics
  • Community Information
  • Large print books
  • CD-Roms
  • Jigsaws
  • Board games
  • eLibrary - you can access books, magazines, audios and movies online
  • Selected State and Local Government Acts
  • Paperbacks
  • DVDs
  • Australia-wide phone directories
  • Talking books (MP3 and CD)
  • Magazines and Newspapers
  • Local Government Information (Council minutes and agendas, reports, budgets)

Library services are provided jointly by the State Library of Western Australia and the Town of Bassendean. The service provides informational, educational, recreational and cultural materials in a variety of formats to all age groups. The Library and Information Service is part of the state-wide Public Lending Service, coordinated through the Library Board of Western Australia. Therefore, your local library is a link to all other service points within the State and through regular exchange of materials and inter-library loans, it provides access to over 2 million items of information.

The collection is divided into these sections:

Section Call number/spine label
Junior Kindergarten (picture books, board books and large size books for very young children) JK
Junior Fiction (stories for 8-12 yrs old) JF
Early Readers (for kids who are beginning to read) JK, JF Early Reader
Young adult (stories for 12+) YA
Adult fiction F
Adult and Junior Non Fiction (information material on variety of topics) 001,Q001, J001
Biographies and Autobiographies Local Studies collection Special collection pertaining to the history of Bassendean
Large Print Fiction and Non Fiction Books Reference Information books to be viewed in the library only (eg. encyclopaedias, dictionaries etc.)
Audio Recordings Books on cassettes, MP3 players and sound discs.
Language Other than English Resource Collection For learning languages
Feature films on DVD Material in languages other than English
Multi-language Collection Material in languages other than English
Music CDs Material in languages other than English
eLibrary Access to books, magazines, audios and movies online

You can locate items in the collection by searching our catalogue. Click here for help on How to find an Item in the Library.

Stock Suggestions and Donations

The development and maintenance of the collection is carried out according to a Collection Management Policy. Any suggestions for purchase will be considered.

Submit suggestions by:

The library accepts donations as long as they meet the criteria of the Collection Management Policy and their physical condition is good. The library reserves the right to sell donations that are not needed.

New Stock

Click here to view the items added to the collection during the last week.

New items can be reserved by clicking on the links.

To open the list of DVDs and CDs added to the collection during the last month click on the following links:

New DVDs for March/April 2023

Search our catalogue to reserve the item or drop in to the library to check our shelves.

For further information contact the Library at: