Kununurra Community and school Library

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The Kununurra Community and School Library is a joint use facility with the Kununurra District High School. The library aims to provide excellent and relevant library programs, resources and customer service to the students, community members and visitors of Kununurra District High School and the Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley.

Kununurra Community and School Library specialises in children's services, visiting author and illustrator events, programs that promote community harmony and resources about the Kimberley.

Kununurra Community and School Library is frequently described as the cultural hub of the town - a reputation we are proud of!

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Location

The library is located on the corner of Coolibah Drive and Mangaloo Street, Kununurra and is situated on the Kununurra District School grounds.

Kununurra Library contact details
Phone: 08 9169 1227
Fax: 08 9169 1128
Email: librarian@swek.wa.gov.au

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Opening Hours

The Kununurra Community and School Library's normal operating hours are:

Kununurra Library open hours
Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 12:30pm
Thursday 8am - 5:30pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm

During School Holiday periods we open the following hours:

Monday        10:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday        10:00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday  CLOSED
Thursday       10:00am - 5.30pm
Friday            10:00am - 4:00pm
Saturday       9:00am - 1:00pm

Catalogue

Do you want to see if we have the book you are after? Have a look at our online Catalogue

EBooks

Kununurra Community and School Library members can now download free e-Books and audio books from the State Library of Western Australia using their membership card.

Up to five items can be downloaded onto personal computers and most popular mobile devices for a period of 7, 14 or 21 days, after which time the item will "expire" and will no longer be accessible.

Visit Western Australian Public Library Digital Media Collection to access the catalogue. Click on “Getting Started” to download the software and then “My Account” to borrow. Select Kununurra Community and School Library and enter your membership number.

NOTE: Wyndham Community Library members can request a library card to enable access.

BorrowBox

Bestselling eAudio books are now available from BorrowBox - your library in one app. Borrowbox enables permanent library members to borrow, download and enjoy audio books for limites periods through digital loans. BorrowBox is available now from the App Store and Google Play - install it on all your mobile devices for free. Once you are signed in your can borrow or reserve up to 4 eAudiobooks for a 2 week loan period.

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Zinio

Zinio provides Kununurra Community and School Library members with access to a range of eMagazines delivered right to their desktop or favourite mobile device. Zinio is available now from the App Store and Google Play - install it on all your mobile devices for free.

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Special Events

The library hosts a number of events during the year.

The Kimberley Writers FestivalThe Kimberley Writers Festival is an annual event which aims to entertain and inspire the residents of, and visitors to, the East Kimberley with a variety of authors, musicians, songwriters, storytellers and illustrators who share their life stories, expertise and love of the written and spoken word.

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Other events that the Kununurra Community and School Library host include:

  • Children's Book Week
  • Visiting Author and Illustrator Programs

Activities For Children And Parents

The Library offers Rhyme Time, Story Time and Bedtime Stories each week. These sessions are an opportunity for children and their parents to read books, sing songs and participate in many other activities all of which will encourage the enjoyment of books.

The sessions are offered on these days:

Kununurra Library activity times
Tuesday 8:15am Rhyme Time
Thursday 8:30am Story Time
Friday 9:00am Rhyme Time

Newspapers

There are three newspapers available for reading in the Library: The Weekend Australian, The Kimberley Echo and the West Australian.

Online Resources - Available With Your Library Card

Online resource links

Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre

Australia / New Zealand Reference Centre

Full text content from Australasian and International magazines, newspapers, news wires, reference books and company information as well as biographies and a fully searchable image collection.

Business Source Elite

Business Source Elite

Full text coverage of over 1,100 scholarly business, management and economics journals.

Busy Things

Busy Things

Is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.
This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library

Collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online includes the Complete Encyclopaedia, Student Encyclopaedia and the Junior Encyclopaedia. There are more than 150,000 articles, links to over 20,000 Internet sites reviewed by Britannica editors, as well as over 750 full text journals and magazines.

Literacy Planet

Literacy Planet

A high-quality play-based literacy resource with more than 10,000 activities online for children of all ages and ability.

Novelist

Novelist

A fiction database that provides subject heading access, reviews, annotations, as well as Author Read-alikes, Book Discussion Guides, BookTalks, and Feature Articles.

Popular Magazines

Popular Magazines

Gale's Popular Magazine Collection has full text content with a focus on current events, sports, science and health from thousands of popular magazines, including the Australian version of Choice Magazine.

Tumble Books

Tumble Books

Introduce young children to the joys of reading with this delightful collection of animated, talking picture books. This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.