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 Dani Olbio (Nek Namira) on Home Island and Helen Bennett on West Island. All community members are invited to join the Community Library free of charge.

Opening hours

Home Island Mon
Thu
3.30pm - 5.30pm
3.30pm - 5.30pm
West Island
Mon
Wed
6.30pm - 8.30pm
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

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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. Magazines may also be borrowed but please restrict to 1-2 per person. Weekend newspapers are available for reading in the library from Monday night.

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:
 
Zinio – online access to a huge range of popular magazines including areas of interest such as surfing, rugby, motor bikes,  mens & womens fitness, yoga, gardening and science to name just a few.  Never wait for your magazines to arrive on the ship again! 
 
Overdrive – borrow books online to read on your phone, tablet or PC.
 
eReading room for Kids - kids find a series you love & read them all.
 
Borrow box – don’t’ have time to read, try listening to an audio book http://library.bolindadigital.com/cocosisland.
 
Britannica Library - good one for the kids to research school projects.
 
Busy things - games for the little kids.
 
Tumble Books - animated talking books for the little ones.
 
Follow http://www.slwa.wa.gov.au/find/eresources/for_public_library_members to find out about the other great online resources available.
 
Want 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.