Old Mill Restoration

The Old Mill has stood proudly on the South Perth peninsula since 1835, but this year the historic building is receiving some much needed care and attention. The Mill and associated Cottage will be closed while replacement roof shingles are fitted and damp proof courses are installed around the buildings. The works will commence on Tuesday 4 June 2019 and are expected to take approximately 11 weeks.

Wellbeing Kits now available

City of South Perth Libraries are committed to supporting community members to maintain active and healthy lifestyles. To facilitate this, South Perth and Manning Libraries are now offering Wellbeing Kits for members to loan. 

What are they?

Wellbeing Kits are free to borrow for library members who are interested in improving their health. Each kit contains:

1 x skipping rope

1 x pedometer, with instruction booklet

1 x hand-therapy ball

1 x resistance band, with instruction leaflet

For how long can I loan a Wellbeing Kit?

Each kit is for three week loan.

Who are they for?

Mainly aimed at adults

We recommend making use of the lovely big ovals next to the libraries to try out your kit!



I don't have my library card, but I have my driver's license/other photo ID. Will I be able to use that to borrow?

The self-check kiosks require your library card to borrow because they scan the barcode, so you will need your library card or virtual equivalent. If you don't have your library card, you may reserve items to collect next time you attend the library with your card.

Is there another way I can store my barcode so that I don't always have to bring my card with me?

Yes, you can save your library card to your smartphone. We recommend downloading the free app 'Stocard' to facilitate this. If you need help, please ask a staff member for assistance.

Won't this put you out of a job?

You are actually helping us out: We have lots of community services and programs to work on, plus getting all those lovely books ready for loan takes time! The self-check stations assist us to deliver the best service we can.


Self loan kiosk Manning