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Libraries open

South Perth and Manning libraries are open under revised conditions with a limit of 20 people at any time, with social distancing and hygiene practices in place.


Words with Wine Online - Isobelle Carmody

BYO glass of wine and join author Isobelle Carmody for a discussion about libraries, the arts and her latest series The Kingdom of the Lost. 7-8pm, Wednesday 27 May.



Updates on the City's response to the coronavirus situation.


South Perth Young Writers Award

The South Perth Young Writers Award deadline has been extended to 1 June 2020.


Events at your library

All events and programs at South Perth and Manning Library have been postponed in response to the COVID-19 situation.

Latest News

Children's Literature Champions

14 May 2020

Meet our four fantastic Children's Literature Champions for 2020

Words with Wine Online - Isobelle Carmody

News Update 7 May 2020

Join author Isobelle Carmody for the latest ONLINE Words with Wine event at 7pm, Wednesday 27 May.

Words with Wine heads online

Library 17 April 2020

Join us for our first ONLINE Words with Wine event on Wednesday 29 April.

Local children join global 'bear hunt'

3 April 2020

Local children in the City of South Perth are joining kids around the world on a global ‘bear hunt’ in a bid to beat boredom during coronavirus lockdown.

Hand washing song for kids

26 March 2020

City of South Perth librarians have created an original 30 second hand washing song that's easy for kids to remember to teach thorough hand washing.

South Perth Libraries closed until further notice

Library 25 March 2020

This does note include library online services, including ebooks, audiobooks, newspapers, magazines, eLearning, research and streaming services, which are still operating as normal.

Library members can now access in demand items faster

Library 20 March 2020

South Perth Libraries have purchased additional BorrowBox e-resources so library members can access in demand items fast.

Delays to Kanopy streaming services

18 March 2020

South Perth Libraries has been advised there are some delays to the Kanopy movie streaming platform, due to an increase in server traffic.

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