Library Services

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley provides library and information services through the Derby Public Library as well as the Fitzroy Crossing Public Library. At each of the libraries, there is a great variety of books, audiobooks and DVD’s. We provide a wide range selection of catalogued items to accommodate all of our patrons. Members are also able to access a number of free Databases and eResources. Please see library staff for registration details.

Opening Hours

Derby Public Library

Monday: 9.30am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm

Tuesday: 9.30am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm

Wednesday: 9.30am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: 9.30am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm

Saturday: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Closed Sundays & Public Holidays

Fitzroy Crossing Public Library

Monday: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am – 12:00pm

Wednesday: 8:30am – 12:00pm

Thursday: CLOSED

Friday: 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Closed Weekends & Public Holidays

Our services

Inter-Library Loans

If there is a particular item that you can’t find on the shelves, please ask our friendly staff. Derby and Fitzroy Crossing Libraries are able to search a greater selection for books within Western Australia, and request for inter-library loans.

Internet and Wi-Fi Access

At our libraries we offer use of internet and Wi-Fi to patrons free of charge.

Please note that Internet/Wi-Fi terms and policies apply.

Community Information Noticeboards

Find out what’s on in town and advertise your local group or event. At our libraries you will find a number of Notice Boards including;

  • Library News
  • Shire News and
  • Community News

With these noticeboards we endeavour to keep our community and patrons as up to date as we can.

Library Programs

Derby Library runs a variety of programs and activities throughout the year, catering for children ages 0-12.

Click here to see our Library Programs Page.

Remote Members

Members living remote and isolated locations within the Shire can borrow more items for an extended period of time. Please speak to our Library staff for more details

To Join

Shire Residents:

Membership is free to permanent residents within the Shire. Library staff will need to sight photo identification and evidence of current postal or email address. Forms of Identification include current;

  • Australian Driver Licence
  • Passport
  • West Australian Proof of Age Card


Visitors are offered with the same free service, however there are different types of identification required. Please speak to our Library staff for more information.

To Borrow

Once you join, you will be given a personal membership card which will allow you to borrow items. This membership card will also give you access to our online catalogue which allows you to reserve items that are currently out on loan, and to renew items that you currently have on loan.

Our online catalogue is available here

Please check with staff for your username and password.

To Return

Return of items by the due date is appreciated. Overdue items must be returned or renewed before any additional loans can be issued.

Free Resources from Home

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley Library members can access thousands of free eResources by using a host of different services all of which have been supplied by the State Library of Western Australia.

Libby is the mobile app to access the OverDrive collection of eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines titles available to Western Australian Public Libraries.  Access to Libby eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks can be found here and then follow the instructions for creating an account at here.

BorrowBox is an award winning Australian app that enables library members to browse, borrow and enjoy eBooks and eAudiobooks on their device for limited periods. Access to BorrowBox can be found here.

On demand videos - available 24/7, free from your public library via kanopy. Sign up to kanopy here. You will need your library card and email address.


Busy things is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, numeracy, communication, language and literacy. Login here with your Library card number.

Story Box Library provides a place where children can connect and engage with the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature. Listen to stories read by Australian storytellers who add meaningful and entertaining readings. Supported by WA's Better Beginnings program. Log into Story Box here. 

Overdrive Kids offers a safe browsing and reading zone. Showcasing only children's content, kids get to the titles they want faster, then browse, sample, place holds and borrow. Oh, and it’s totally age-appropriate for their year group and reading level. For instructions click follow the instructions here.

Shire Derby/West Kimberley Archive

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley Local History Collection was established many years ago to preserve the history of the towns of Derby and Fitzroy Crossing, and to provide historical information about the Shire.

This collection is an archive of photographs, newspaper clippings and historical books. There are over 1000  images that relate to all aspects of the Shire including, but not restricted to local people, buildings and places.

Derby Library