Large Print

Here you will find a selection of fiction and non-fiction titles to enjoy - the difference is that these books are redesigned for reading by those with impaired vision, with a font size of minimum 18 points to allow for easier reading. Of note, you may also find some alternative titles by your favourite authors here which are not part of our regular adult fiction collection, so don't be put off by the large print! our large print collection

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

This is a rotating shared collection of material from the State Library of Western Australia and features children's and adult's books in Languages Other Than English (LOTE). These languages are selected based on community interest, so if you would like to nominate a language please talk to library staff. our collection of books in languages other than English

Local History

For more information about the Local History collection, go to our Local History page. our Local History room that holds many of our local history books


Our collection is situated together in one convenient location with standard references like encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries that will provide answers to questions on any topic in any field of research. It is called a Reference Collection because its use is limited to in‐library use, and these items cannot be borrowed like regular library material. our library has a small Reference collection


Professionally trained musician, WAAPA graduate, and Carnarvon local Adam B. Harris generously donated two ukulele kits to the Shire of Carnarvon Library & Art Gallery for World Ukulele Day 2023. Each kit contains a ukulele, a ukulele stand, and a digital tuner. Adam also donated two beginner’s ‘how-to’ guide books to the library collection.

All of these can be borrowed for free using your library membership. Equally, you could arrange a time to try out the ukulele in the Library Lounge either alone or with friends.

For enquiries about borrowing one of the ukulele kits, contact the Library Team for more details.

one of our ukuleles on display

Board Games

We have a collection of board games to use in the library anytime during opening hours - all you need is a library card. We have strategy games like RISK or Ticket to Ride: Europe, or quicker games like Bananagrams or Chess.

See library staff for our full list of games.

a picture of scattered board game pieces