New Library Opens 22 November - Online Survey Open Now

Published on Friday, 19 November 2021 at 2:09:42 PM

Town of East Fremantle residents and property owners are able to access the full suite of services available at the new Fremantle Library in Walyalup Koort, the new Fremantle Civic Centre, from its opening day of 22 November and onwards.  

To help plan new services at the Library, and to ensure that the needs of our residents are met, they are conducting an online survey which is open now until 30 November.  Your insights are valuable to us, please take the time to complete it.

When is the library moving?

Fremantle Library will be closed from Monday 8–Sunday 21 November 2021 for the relocation to our fantastic new home at Walyalup Koort in the heart of Fremantle. A new chapter will begin when the library reopens its doors on Monday 22 November 2021. The move to Walyalup Civic Centre takes place over 14 days to give us time to pack up the old library. We will be stocking the shelves with thousands of books, and magazines and preparing and testing the new technology at the state-of-the-art new facility.

What if I have items due while the library is closed?

During the closure, borrowed items can be returned to the City of Fremantle’s Customer Service Desk, The Meeting Place, Freo Toy Library and Samson Recreation Centre. For your convenience, the due date for current loans has been extended until after the library reopens. You will also be able to access electronic resources and renew books already on loan via your online library account.

Can I still reserve items online?

Yes, you can. These can be collected when we open from Monday 22 November 2021.

Will inter-library loans still be available?

We have suspended requests for items outside of our stock until after our move, including requests for purchase and inter-library loans.

Where can I access free internet while the library is closed?

Public Wi-Fi will be available at Fremantle Oval through the transition, as well as Walyalup Koort and the Fremantle Arts Centre. Computers with free internet access will be available to use at The Meeting Place on South Terrace Monday to Friday from 9am–4pm.

What is happening to library programs during the closure?

Programs will be on hold while we move. We’ll let you know once we are ready to start again. We have some exciting new programs – stay tuned!

What is happening to the Justice Peace of the Peace service during the closure?

The JP Service will run out of the Professionals Fremantle Office. Please call John on 9432 2333

new Fremantle Library

What are the operating hours of the new library?

The Walyalup Civic Centre boasts a Library Lounge located on the ground floor that’s open Monday–Friday from 8am–7pm and weekends from 9am–5pm, plus the main library on the lower level that’s open Monday–Friday from 9am–7pm and weekends from 9am–5pm.

Where can I park at Walyalup Koort?

The multi-storey car park on Henderson Street is operated by Secure Parking. It’s open seven days a week, with hourly parking from $2.50. Visit The City of Fremantle manages 28 off-street car parks across the city, including the nearby Parry Street, Cappuccino Strip and Point Street car parks. Visit Walyalup Koort is also well serviced by public transport, with Fremantle train station just a short walk away and multiple bus routes stopping nearby. Plan your journey at There’s also plenty of bike parking at Walyalup Koort.

What are some of the special features of the new library?

The amazing new library at Walyalup Civic Centre will feature more than 28,000 loanable items, including carefully curated collections to expand our popular and engaging hot reads and classics collections, while also increasing our parenting, graphic novels, philosophy and poetry titles. It’s going to be an incredible space for our community, with an increase in floor space across two floors and extended opening hours. There will be heaps of new technology, including 22 new public computers with wheelchair accessible desks, new gaming consoles, a 3D printer, interactive screens, faster Wi-Fi and loanable iPads.

What’s happening to the local history collection?

The Fremantle Local History Centre will also be moving to Walyalup Civic Centre with its own dedicated space, interactive 65-inch screen for viewing digital resources, accessible digital microfilm readers and printers.

How do I find out more?

Any questions please contact Fremantle Library on 9432 9766 or email

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