Community notice boards
Community notice boards are provided by Shire of Mundaring libraries for the display of notices of a cultural, recreational, educational or community service nature. In order of priority, the following types of notices may be displayed in libraries:
- Events and information regarding library services.
- Services and information provided by the Shire of Mundaring and other governmental agencies.
- Community notices regarding programs, events or classes of a cultural, recreational, educational or community service nature sponsored by local non-profit organisations.
- Other programs, events or classes sponsored by for-profit organisations, but which are of a cultural, recreational, educational or community service nature.
The following types of notice:
- Those of a political nature or which advocate a position on a public issue
- Petitions, other than those approved by the Shire
- Individual advertisements for personal financial gain
- Product advertisements
- Notices of fund raising events
- Those of a sectarian, sensitive, derogatory, defamatory, offensive, illegal or controversial nature
will not be accepted
Notices must be submitted to the Manager Library and Information Services or Branch Librarian and, if accepted, will be placed on display by library staff. As space is limited notices should be no greater than A3 size, with the identity of the organisation clearly visible thereon. Content and appearance of notices should be in keeping with the public nature of the display areas. Library staff will regularly update notice boards as new materials are received. No guarantee of retention periods will be given.
For the safety and protection of young patrons the Shire of Mundaring has adopted the following policy concerning children left unattended in the library.
Shire of Mundaring Libraries welcomes library use by children and desires to provide a safe appropriate environment for visitors of all ages. However library staff cannot monitor the behaviour and safety of children using the library. This is the responsibility of their parent/guardian/caregiver.
- The library in no way assumes any responsibility for any child left unattended in the library
- Children under the age of twelve may not be left in the library unattended. A child is unattended if he or she is in the library without a parent or responsible adult over the age of eighteen (18).
- Children twelve and older may use the library unattended however if they are disruptive they will be asked to leave the library
- Children’s Events: Before leaving the child at the event, you must speak to the Young Persons Services Librarian. A contact sheet will be provided to leave your details in case of an emergency. If someone other than the parent who left the child is collecting the child their details must be provided as well. If the event is held outside the library the child must not be left unattended
- Under no circumstances will a staff member ever take a child out of the library or give a child a ride home.
By signing this Register I am agreeing to the following:
1. I will not remove library items from the building unless they have been
issued against my library card.
2. I will report the loss/theft of my card immediately and I accept that I
shall have to pay for the replacement cost of all items issued against
my card up until the time I report its loss.
3. I accept that if I lose my card or if it is stolen, I shall be liable for its
replacement cost. This is currently set at $2.20 but may increase in
4. I will return all borrowed items in good order by the due date.
5. I will pay for any items that are lost/damaged whilst issued against my
card at rates prescribed by the Shire of Mundaring or the State
Library of Western Australia and I accept that an administration fee
may also be applied.
6. I accept that my borrowing privileges, and those of my immediate
family sharing my address, will be suspended if I have overdue
items on accounts. I acknowledge that the services of a debt
collector may be used by the Shire to follow through with the debt
recovery process. This may affect my credit rating. I also accept that
the suspension of borrowing privileges may continue for a period of
60 days after the items have been returned or the account has been
7. I accept that my borrowing privileges and those of my immediate
family sharing my address, will be suspended for a period to be
determined by the Shire, if I receive more than three accounts in any
twelve month period.
Internet and Online Services Terms and Conditions
The Library Service provides free internet access to the public for the purpose of research, education, communication and recreation. By using the service, you agree to the following terms and conditions.
You must book in at the front desk before using a terminal.
A child under the age of sixteen must be a library member to use the Internet and a parent/guardian must give signed permission to indicate that they agree to the child having unrestricted and unsupervised access.
The Shire is not responsible for the content of any online material, including its accuracy, authoritativeness, timeliness or usefulness. Similarly, the Shire cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage occurring from the use of these facilities or from service interruptions due to technical difficulties.
Access to the Internet is provided in a public place and we therefore cannot guarantee privacy, either while you are using the facility or after you have completed your session. We therefore advise you to delete all history files.
By using this free service you are agreeing (as per the Western Australian Censorship Act 1996 and the Broadcasting Services Amendment (online Services) Act 1999) to not:
- transmit objectionable material
- obtain possession of objectionable material
- advertise objectionable material which is available for transmission
- request the transmission of objectionable material
- transmit restricted material to a child
- make restricted material available to a child
When accessing the Internet within the library you agree to release and discharge the Shire from any liability which might arise from the use of the facility, including liability in relation to defamatory or offensive material or any breach of Copyright which may occur as a result of use.
We requests that users of our free Internet service do not access objectionable material. This includes, but is not limited to, pornographic images. If in the opinion of a reporting member of the public or a member of staff you are accessing objectionable material you will be asked to close the site and not access it or those like it again. If you disregard these instructions, or are found to be accessing it or similar sites at either library in the future, your internet session will be cancelled. You will also be permanently barred from accessing the Internet from a library terminal or via the library WiFi.
You are not allowed to alter the computers. This includes installing or downloading any software, programs or plug-ins Requests may, however, be made for certain software uploads and updates which will be carried out by our technicians according to their timetable.
Printing facilities are available from the public Internet workstations for a fee.
School projects - Fair play policy
In the interest of fair play you may not take home more than 2 items on the one subject per family if the subject matter is identified by staff as being a current school project. We have had to adopt this stance to prevent one family taking out our entire holdings on one subject before other families can ghet to the library. We hope that you undersatnd our position on this and thank you for your cooperation.
Policy on library refunds
A refund for a lost library item that has been paid for will only be given within 6 months of the account being paid and only upon production of the Shire receipt.
Suspension of borrowing privileges
A library member, and all family members residing at the same address, will have their borrowing privileges suspended for a period of 60 days if they still have outstanding items 10 working days after a Debt Collector Notice has been sent. It is to be noted that the 60 day suspension period will apply from the date that the account is finalised or the items are returned.