Public Library

Katanning Public Library COVID-19 Restrictions

As of Saturday 5 December 2020 a mandatory contact register is in place. All facility users and visitors will be required to register their contact details. This includes patrons, staff, volunteers and contractors. The contact register records will only be held for 28 days.

The WA Government has developed a free app, SafeWA, which assists businesses to keep their contact register system in an easy and convenient manner.

The use of this app is not mandatory, but it is encouraged.


As of Monday 29 June 2020, the Katanning Library will be updating to Phase 4 COVID-19 restrictions as follows.

The capacity limits are lifted to 100 in the Library and 10 in the Community Room. Registering of patrons will cease.

The following COVID-19 restrictions will be in place and customers will be expected to abide by these rules:

 Hands to be sanitised on entry.

  1. Patrons to maintain social distancing.
  2. Return books to the Returns Trolley or chute, not over the counter.
  3. Story Time will resume on Tuesday 30 June at 10am.
  4. Please do not visit the library if you are unwell.


The Katanning Public Library encompasses the Library, Art Gallery, Language Learning Centre, and a hireable Community Room. It has an extensive range of books, audio books, and DVDs; suitable for all ages. It also provides photocopying and has public access computers.

Free eResources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Never get stuck without reading or listening material again. 

Community Room

The Community Room is suitable for meetings, seminars and workshops catering for groups of up to 20 people. Available on request is the use of kitchen facilities as well as whiteboard, projector, smart TV and Blu-ray player.  

Contact Details

16 Austral Terrace

Phone: (08) 9821 4300

Follow the Library on Facebook for regular updates and information.

Opening hours

Monday                            10.00am - 5.00pm

Tuesday                            10.00am - 5.00pm

Wednesday                       1.00pm - 5.00pm

Thursday                           10.00am - 5.00pm

Friday                                10.00am - 5.00pm

Saturday                            10.00am - 1.00pm

Sunday                               CLOSED

  • Toy Library every Tuesday 10.30am - 11.30am (closed during school holidays)
  • Genealogical Society 1.00pm - 4.00pm
  • Life Long Readers Book Club first Friday of the month 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Reserve a book


Search our collection and reserve an item, then all you have to do is pick it up.
You can also request items from other libraries, renew your loans, or suggest a purchase.

Username -Katanning library membership card number

Password- 6317 or katanning

OverDrive Media Console

Read, Listen, Enjoy. One app, thousands of eBooks and audiobooks from the State Library of Western Australia. For help getting started, download the Overdrive App User Guide and a range of "how to" videos can also be viewed.

OverDrive App                      OverDrive Catalogue


Kanopy for Libraries 

Kanopy provides the State Libary and WA Public Libraries members access to a collection of films – including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases – on every topic imaginable. Currently there are over 30,000+ titles all available using your library card.

    Zinio App Store     Zinio App


BorrowBox is an award winning Australian App that enables Public Library and State Library members to browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks and eBooks 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 and 4 eBooks for a 2 week loan period. 

BorrowBox Catalogue  BorrowBox App     Borrow Box App

State Library WA

The mission of the State Library of Western Australia is to enrich the lives of Western Australians by:

 • enabling access to resources for information, learning, enterprise and recreation; and 

• collecting and preserving our social and documentary heritage for current and future generations.

State Library WA


Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It's more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations and gives you tools to explore and build.

Trove is many things: a community, a set of services, an aggregation of metadata, and a growing repository of fulltext digital resources.

Best of all, Trove is yours, created and maintained by the National Library of Australia.


Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online is  a safe, up-to-date and age-appropriate information resource for patrons of all ages.

Discover encyclopedia articles, journals and periodicals, multimedia, primary sources, atlas, dictionary and other resources that support research at all levels.

To access Encyclopaedia Britannica Online you need to be a Katanning Library member.

Encylopaedia Brittanica Online

Better Beginning’s

Better Beginnings has been developed by the State Library of Western Australia as a family literacy program that supports parents as their child’s first teacher. 

It works through strong partnerships with public libraries, local governments, health professionals and schools to:

  • build awareness in the whole community of the value of reading and sharing stories with young children from birth;
  • encourage and support parents in sharing books and activities that foster language and a love of reading with their young children; and
  • promote the vital role of public libraries as community hubs that provide ongoing support to parents and caregivers in giving their children a love of reading.

Better Beginning's