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Frequently asked questions

The name Darius Wells is actually a reference to both a ship and a person.

The S.S. Darius was built in England in 1892, (named after Darius I, King of Persia) and was largely used to transport cargo such as horses. In 1912 the ship was bought by the State Government, rechristened, and became the S.S. Kwinana. 

Clara Wells owned a general store across from where the wreck of the S.S. Kwinana laid in 1922. As a post-mistress, she marked mailbags Kwinana Wreck to distinguish the area from Rockingham, leading to the area later being named Kwinana Beach.

You can register online or in person at the library.

You will receive your membership card upon submitting proof of ID to a library staff member.

Nothing! It is free to join the Kwinana Public Library and start borrowing items from our collection.

Charges may apply for overdue items, and for lost or damaged items.

No, but you are required to provide details of a temporary or residential address in Western Australia.

The Kwinana Public Library is located in the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, on the corner of Chisham Ave and Robbos Way.

The Kwinana Public Library is open 6 days a week, except public holidays. Our hours of operation can be found on the About Us page.

You can reach library staff via phone or email. Our contact details are found on the About Us page.

You can borrow up to 30 items at a time on your library card.

Most items are available for a three week period.

Items can have their loan period renewed twice. This can be done in person, via phone or email, or by logging in to My Account.

There is more than just books available in our collection! We have a range of audio books, board games, console games, DVDs, jigsaw puzzles, magazines, and music CDs.

A range of digital items can also be borrowed. Please note that each digital service has independent borrowing limits which do not affect what you can borrow from the library.


An external returns chute is available on the outside of the Darius Wells Library and Resource Centre, on the Peel Row side of the building.

Please note that some items may not fit through the external returns chute.


A Justice of the Peace is available at select times. Please contact the library for availability.

MobilePrint allows you to print from any internet connected device to one of the library's printers. Complete the online form to submit your document and then collect your printout from the library during opening hours. Please note that submitted documents will be unavailable after 48 hours, and usual printing costs apply.


The library provides free Wi-Fi connectivity for personal devices.

Library members may also use our public computers for free internet access.

Scanning, printing, and photocopying services are also available. Some charges may apply.

We welcome all forms of compliments, complaints, and other feedback. To do so, please email the library.

If you would like a member of staff to contact you regarding your feedback, please include your name and preferred contact details.

To stay up to date with library news and events sign up to the City’s Spirit of Kwinana or What’s On eNewsletters.

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