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

Free of charge.

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 here.

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 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.

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