The Shire operates four public libraries located in Onslow, Pannawonica, Paraburdoo and Tom Price.

The libraries may be used by anyone for study, general reading, participate in programs for kids, or a place of relaxation. To borrow you must first register as a member and obtain a membership card. Membership is free – all you need to do is supply a form of identification at your local library to get started.



All patrons are allowed six (6) items per card, which includes three (3) DVDs per household. All items are available on loan for two (2) weeks. Should you require more time, please advise library staff for an extension.

You can also borrow State Library of WA eResources via the following links:


Services Available 

  • Inter-library loan service from the State Library or other libraries across WA. There are limitations on what we can provide.

  • Large print and audio books available for loan.

  • Internet services as free for library members, but fees & charges apply for non-library members.

  • General services such as printing, scanning, photocopying and laminating are provided

  • Internet usage - Parents are asked to sign a permission slip for school age children, as librarians cannot supervise this service.

  • Reference collection for general information Local History enquiries via : [email protected]

  • Paraburdoo and Pannawonica locations also provide administration Shire services such as dog and cat registrations, tourism enquiries and other type services.