Library News

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Shire of Harvey Libraries and 10 other local government are happy to announce a new, sharing Library Management System, which will give library members access to a larger supply of resources.  The One Library network is the first of its kind in Western Australia, connecting 23 Libraries over the South West; giving greater access to the community. As with any system upgrades, during the month of March there will be some disruptions to some services provided at Australind, Harvey, Binningup and Yarloop libraries but we will endeavour to provide our patrons with the best service possible.  We will notify patrons of what library services will be effected as soon as possible.

Shire of Harvey libraries will commence the use of One Library in April 2017.

For more information on One Library please click on the link below to view our detailed brouchure. Information is also available at the Australind, Harvey, Binningup and Yarloop libraries.

One Library brochure


28th February 2017

There is excitement building in the library world! From next week a new system will be starting which will offer vastly improved services to all our customers.  As the system changes over, there will be a couple of interruptions to normal service, but we can assure you it will all be worth it!  Until the system is fully installed in three weeks time, our ability to request loans from other libraries in the state will be non-functional, and Harvey Shire Libraries will be closed for a day and a half just before “Go Live” day on Tuesday, 28th March.  There are flyers and displays and information at all our libraries: please ask staff if you need to know anything else.

In the mean time, all other regular library functions are continuing, including:

  • Rhyme times
  • Storytimes
  • Book Club
  • Book Chat
  • Housebound deliveries
  • Visiting authors
  • After school and holiday activities

160 new books will be delivered to Harvey Library this week, including fiction in normal and large print, non fiction on a range of subjects (cooking, gardening, travel, social issues etc.), DVDs, talking books and children’s stories. Stock is constantly updated in all our libraries so pop in and have a look next time you are in town.

Ruth Campbell-Hicks
Principal Librarian