Equipment to borrow


Engravers that can be used on any surface are available to borrow at South Perth Library. Identify appliances, sporting goods and many other items of value in case of theft or you can even engrave a message on gifts and trophies.


Measure the power requirements of your appliances at home with one of the library’s Powermates. Determine the running cost of an appliance or identify a faulty appliance that is using more power than it should. Powermates are available to borrow from the library. 

Wellbeing Kit

City of South Perth Libraries are committed to supporting community members to maintain active and healthy lifestyles. To facilitate this, South Perth and Manning Libraries are now offering Wellbeing Kits for members to borrow for up to three weeks. 

Each kit contains:

1 x skipping rope

1 x pedometer, with instruction booklet

1 x hand therapy ball

1 x resistance band, with instruction leaflet

Multi-Sensory Time Kits

The City’s Libraries have five Multi-Sensory Time Kits to assist community members who are having difficulties with memory loss and recall.

Designed under the guidance of an Occupational Therapist to help people who are living with dementia or other neurological and age-related disorders, the kits can help people to recall memories through senses; encourage happy memories; and discussion with other people.

There are 5 kits available for loan:

  • The Dairy - dynamic lifter, grain, cow hide, ear tags
  • The Beach - seaweed, sand, cuttlefish, shells
  • The Garden - plant ties, garden smells, dynamic lifter, seeds
  • The Shearing Shed - ear tags, grain, dynamic lifter, wool
  • The Kitchen - cooking smells, utensils, coconut, hundreds and thousands.

Each kit has items which relate to its theme and encourage participants to use their senses - sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste. The kits also contain a DVD, USB, information booklet and evaluation page.

The Multi-Sensory kits have been used by carers, family and friends, in care homes and private settings. They are in libraries, aged care centres, day activity centres and hospices.

The kits are free to borrow and can be reserved via the online catalogue by the City’s library members.

The Multi-Sensory Time project was developed by Soroptimist International (Albany) with support from the State Government through the Department of Communities.

Soroptimist International of South Perth purchased the kits and have generously supplied them to the City’s libraries as loanable resources.

For more information, speak to one of the library staff or email us.