LIBRARY SERVICES

Public Computers, Internet and Wi-Fi Access

The library has eight public computers with internet access and Wi-Fi access available during opening hours. 

Public computers can be reserved by either ringing the library on (08) 9941 3727 or by email.

One hour free access per person is available to all library users (children will require parental/guardian permission) for both public computers and Wi-Fi. After this free time, Fees and Charges will apply for additional time.

young people using computers

Printing, Scanning, Photocopying, Faxing

Fees and Charges apply for the following services:

  • A4 Printing from our public computers is available in either Black & White or Colour.
  • A4 Printing is also possible from personal devices (such as smartphones, tablets and laptops) via our Mobile Printing Service.  
  • Scanning is available directly to your email address - you can then 'forward' the scan to another person.
  • A4 and A3 Photocopying is available, with options to reduce or enlarge documents between these sizes.
  • Faxing and receiving faxes is possible via the following number: (08) 9941 3735
    Faxing Update - December 2023: Our fax service is currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.
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Inter-library Loans

From 1 July 2023, the State Library of WA and Public Libraries are changing the way they fulfil user requests for items not held in their own collection. Instead of using the inter-library loans service as the first option, libraries will utilise more environmentally sustainable and cost-efficient ways of accessing items for library users.

Users should not experience any tangible difference to the fulfilment of their requests.

Instead of seeking to borrow an item via inter-library loan, public libraries will now access items not in their own collection in the following ways:

Accessing the item electronically via e-Resources

  • For example, this may be an e-Book or e-Audiobook through BorrowBox, Libby, hoopla or Kanopy.
  • If the item is not available electronically, a request to purchase the e-Book may be considered by the library.

If electronic format is not available or appropriate for the user, then libraries may consider purchasing a print copy.

    • The item could then form part of the library’s collection and can be enjoyed by other library users.

    If neither of these options are available or suitable, then the item can be requested via inter-library loan.

    • For example, items that are out of print or expensive to purchase may be borrowed from other libraries via inter-library loan.

    These changes are being made to provide a more sustainable library service to the WA community.  

    We appreciate library customers may have questions or feedback about these changes. These can be directed in the first instance to the Carnarvon Public Library, or alternatively feedback can be passed to the SLWA by email info@slwa.wa.gov.au 

    Inter-library loan conditions may still apply as outlined in the 2020 Inter-library loans Code of Conduct.

    Requests for items can be made in person when visiting the library or via email.

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    Geraldton Universities Centre - Study Hub

    GUC can support students in Carnarvon at the Shire of Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery.

    Carnarvon students can choose from the full range of courses at GUC, and can receive:

    • Administrative, pastoral and academic support
    • Orientation and intensives in Geraldton
    • Web conferencing to tutorials with laptops, headsets and internet provided

    This arrangement is made possible thanks to the support of the Shire of Carnarvon providing access to the Carnarvon Library and Art Gallery's wonderful new facilities, providing the perfect study environment.

    If you are in Carnarvon and wish to discuss how this option might work for you, call GUC on (08) 9920 4400.

    Carnarvon GUC Students