Katanning Public Library

About the Katanning Public Library

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. 

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 on Tuesdays & Saturdays 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Genealogical Society, Thursdays 12.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Life Long Readers Book Club first Friday of the month 2.30pm - 4.00pm
  • Storytime on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00am

Christmas and New Year Hours

Will be closed from 12 noon on Friday 23 December 2022 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2023

Library Community Room Hire

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.  

To book the Library Community Room please contact the Library on (08) 9821 4300 or email katlib@katanning.wa.gov.au

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 8 eAudiobooks and 8 eBooks for a 6 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.


Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia 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 Encyclopedia 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