The Community Libraries are run by the Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and are joint use libraries in conjunction with the Cocos Islands District High School. The libraries are run by Danie Olbio (Nek Namira) on Home Island and Amy Rossbach on West Island. All community members are invited to join the Community Library free of charge.

Opening hours

Home Island Mon
Thu
7.00pm - 9.00pm
3.30pm - 5.30pm
West Island
Mon
Wed
3.30pm - 5.30pm
3.30pm - 5.30pm
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Borrowing

Borrowing Books DVD's / Video
Adult borrowing 5 3
Student borrowing:
Kindy/Pre-primary
Year 1-2
Year 3-5
Year 6
Secondary

1
2
3
4
5

1
1
1
1
1

Borrowing is for three weeks except for CD-ROM's, DVD's, audio books and video recordings. These are for one week only but may be renewed. 

Rules

  • Library users are expected to maintain a quiet and courteous atmosphere.
  • Borrowers are responsible for paying the replacement value of any items lost or damaged whilst on loan to them.
  • Please note that young children (0-6 years) should be supervised at all times in the library. Please don’t send your children to the library for an unsupervised play.
  • No food or drinks allowed.

eResources

Membership of either library entitles you to access a number of exciting online resources, FREE of charge, through the State Library of Western Australia. Some of the resources are:
 
Overdrive – Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines online to read on your phone, tablet or PC. Use the Libby app to access OverDrive. https://wapldmc.overdrive.com/
 
eReading room for Kids - A section of Overdrive that displays content just for kids! Help your kids find a series they love and get them reading.
 
Borrow box – If you don’t have time to read, try listening to an eBook or an eAudiobook. https://cocosisland.borrowbox.com
 
Kanopy - stream classic cinema, indie film and top documentaries for free http://cocoswest.kanopy.com
 
Follow http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/find/eresources/for_public_library_members to find out about the other great online resources available.
 
If you'd like to try some of these out, you’ll need your library number for access, so come into the library and we can get you started.
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