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 Services and Facilities


Library Membership and Borrowing

For information on library membership and borrowing click here.

 

Computer, Internet and Wi-Fi Access


For information on accessing our public computers, internet and Wi-Fi, view the computer fact sheet here.


Computer Basics Training

The Library offers basic computer one-on-one training for everyday software including Microsoft Office, document scanning, setting up an email account, and surfing the internet. Apple brand products are not supported. Training is conducted in half hour sessions and you must have basic working knowledge of computer peripheral devices.

Sessions are by appointment only. Contact the Library to register your details for a session.

You can also teach yourself a variety of computer-related topics at your own pace here. Enter "belmont6985" as the password and click the submit button.


Book Donations

We accept donations from the public that are in new or near-new condition. For further information about donations click here.


Meeting Room Hire

The Library has a meeting room for hire (subject to availability). Costs are:

Community Groups: From $11.00 per hour*
Non-Profit Groups: From $14.00 per hour*
Small Business: From $17.00 per hour*
Casual Rates: From $17.00 per hour*
Commercial Rates: From $48.00 per hour

*Evening surcharges may apply.

Please contact the Library for more information including availability, equipment, and surcharges.


Photocopying

The Library has a photocopier available, which can photocopy up to A3 size. Costs are:

Black & White
A4 size = 20c
A3 size = 40c

Colour
A4 size = $1.00
A3 size = $2.00


Laminating

The Library has a laminating machine available, which can laminate up to A3 size. Costs are:

A5 size = $1.00
A4 size = $1.50
A3 size = $3.00

Please note that laminating your personal documents is at your own risk and irreversible.


Activities and Programs

Regular programs are run throughout the year, click here for details.


Disability Services and Facilities

We have a number of services and accessible facilities available for people with a disability including:

  • Sign-posted accessible parking bays near the Library entrance
  • Computers with large print keyboards and large screen fonts
  • Accessible public toilet facilities
  • Large print books and audio CD books
  • Hearing Loop device at the service desk


Home Delivery Service

Patrons unable to visit the Library in person can borrow items delivered by a Library Service Officer. Regular visits are made to nursing homes, hospitals and individuals in their homes.

This service is available to City of Belmont residents who are ill, disabled, temporarily or permanently unwell, and are housebound and therefore unable to visit the Library.

For more information or to request this service, please contact the Library on 9477 7150 or email libinfodesk@belmont.wa.gov.au

 
Book Club Kits

Ever wanted to start a book club? Have an existing club, but don't want to buy multiple copies of a book?
From 23 May 2016, Book Club Kits will be available for borrowing by book clubs.

Who Can Borrow Book Club Kits?

Any member of Ruth Faulkner Public Library may borrow our kits on behalf of the book club group.
To borrow a Book Club Kit, a patron must provide their Ruth Faulkner Public Library borrower card as proof of ID.

What's in a Book Club Kit?

Each kit contains between 10 to 12 copies of the one book.

How Long is the Book Club Kit Loan Period?

Kits can be borrowed for six weeks. One renewal period is permitted.

Can a Group Borrow More Than One Book Club Kit at a Time?

A maximum of two kits can be on loan to a group.

Can a Group Reserve Kits?

To allow all book clubs the opportunity to read across the Book Club Kit collection, it is not possible to allow reservations. You can, however, borrow two kits at a time. This allows groups to hand out the next book club book when meeting to discuss their current book.

Where Can I Borrow the kits?

Book Club Kits can be borrowed during library opening hours. Ask a staff member to check out the kit.

How Do I Return Kits?

Each Book Club Kit and all of its contents must be returned together as a complete set during library opening hours and handed over to a staff member. Book Club Kits cannot be returned using the after-hours chute.

What About Lost or Damaged Items?

Lost or damaged items must be replaced. Damage includes anything beyond normal wear from reading. Damaged or lost items will incur a fee equal to the cost of the item. The fee will be charged to the library member who last borrowed the kit. We appreciate it if you resolve these matters as soon as possible so that the kit can be ready for another group. 

Where Do I Find The List of Book Club Kit Books?

​Title ​Author ​Copies
The art of racing in the rain​   
​Garth Stein ​12
​The ballad of Les Darcy
​Peter Fitzsimons ​10
​The blue mile ​Kim Kelly ​11
​Burial rites ​Hannah Kent ​11
​Defending Jacob ​William Landay ​12
​The glass castle ​Jeanette Walls
​12
​The goldfinch ​Donna Tartt ​12
​The husband's secret ​Liane Moriarty ​12
​The kitchen house ​Kathleen Grissom ​12
​Lost and found ​Brooke Davis ​12
​The night circus ​Erin Morgenstern
​12
​The tea chest ​Josephine Moon
​12
​The thirteenth tale ​Diane Setterfield ​12
​Three cups of tea ​Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
​12
​A tree grows in Brooklyn ​Betty Smith ​12
 

For more information, please phone 9477 7150, email libinfodesk@belmont.wa.gov.au or visit the Library.