Shire of Broome Library - local studies collection

Broome community reflected

Broome Library is the community hub of Broome where you can find about what is going on in town. Providing a cool haven for passing visitors and the local community, with around 12,000 borrowers, the town clearly loves their library. The friendly library staff host a wealth of community programs from for all generations, including book clubs, exhibitions, author talks and a swag of children’s activities. The community notice boards communicate community events and opportunities in Broome, and the library participates in annual arts events such as the Corrugated Lines writers festival, the Shinju Matsuri Festival and the Broome Fringe Festival. Among many things, the Local Studies Collection holds an extensive oral history section and copies of all Broome’s tabloid newspapers.


Corner of Haas and Hamersley Streets
Broome WA 6725

Opening Hours
Mon, Wed & Fri 10am - 5pm; Tues & Thurs 10am - 7pm; Sat 9am - 12pm
The local rag

Since 1970 there has been a Broome News, Tribune, Bulletin or Advertiser. They document the town’s history, highlighting events, local identities and creativity in pictures, stories and advertisements...

Reflecting Broome community

In the days before computers and digital media, the Broome Shire directory was essential. Here you could find every person and business in town. The front covers unveil the changing face of Broome...

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What started as a local community festival has grown into an internationally recognised event. Featuring on the cover of every program, is Sammy, the Dragon, who reminds us that Broome was, and...

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