Derby and Fitzroy Crossing Library Services

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley provides library and information services through the Derby and Fitzroy Crossing Public Libraries.

Derby Public Library stocks thousands of books, audiobooks and DVD’s which provide a great selection for readers of all ages and tastes.

Also available to members are a number of free databases and free eResources. Please see library staff for registration details.

Our services

Request & inter-library loan  service

If you can’t find what you want please ask. We can arrange for an inter-library loan if necessary.

Internet/Wi-Fi access

Charges apply.

Community information noticeboard

Find out what’s on in town and advertise your local group or event.

Childrens programs

The library runs various programs throughout the year for ages ranging 0 - 12 years old.

See library staff for registration forms and discuss which session is most suitable. Junior memberships are encouraged.

Remote locations

People living in remote and isolated locations within the Shire can borrow  more items for a longer period and delivery of library items by mail can be arranged.

Delivery Service

Derby Library offers a delivery service for our items. If you can't make it into the library, let us know and we can help deliver your items.

To Join

Membership is free to permanent residents of the Shire. We need photo identification and evidence of your current postal or email address. Visitors are also offered the same free service, however you should talk to the library staff first as there are different types of identification required.

To Borrow

When you join the library you are given a membership card which then allows you to borrow items. You can also browse our catalogue online and reserve items that are currently out on loan. You can even renew your borrowed items online. Just ask staff for a username and password.

The catalogue is available at

And 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.

Opening Hours

Derby Public Library                                                                                             

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

Except Thursdays: CLOSED

Saturday: 10.00am - 12.00pm

Closed Sundays and Public Holidays

Fitzroy Crossing Public Library

Monday and Friday: 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday and Wednesday: 8.30am - 12.00pm

Closed Thursdays, Weekends and Public Holidays

Free Resources from Home

The Shire of Derby/West Kimberley Library members can access thousands of free eResources by using OverDrive, BorrowBox, kanopy and Zinio all of which has been supplied by the State Library of Western Australia.

OVERDRIVE - eBooks and eAudiobooks

For access to OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks go to: and follow the instructions for creating an account at

ZINIO - Full-colour digital magazines

Anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. For access to zinio eMagazines go to  To use zinio you will need to create a new account with your current library card.

BORROWBOX - eBooks and eAudiobooks

BorrowBox  is an award winning Australian App that enables libraries members to browse, borrow  and enjoy audio books on their device for limited periods through digital loans.  Access to BorrowBox  can be found at

KANOPY - On demand videos

Available 24/7,  free from your public library via kanopy. Sign up to kanopy at  

You will need your library card and email address.

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.

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