Western Australia's Specialist Library Supplier
  • Fast delivery
  • No minimum orders
  • No lock-in contracts
  • Competitive prices
  • Free metro delivery
  • (08) 9361 4211

Library Services

No matter how BIG or small your library is, we will provide a tailored, up to date range of titles to suit. The needs of your readers are more important to us than the size of your budget and we will work with you to keep them happy. We will never ask you to sign a contract and there are no minimum orders or spending requirements with Westbooks. Whether it is profiling or selection services, standing orders or a comprehensive review of your existing collection, we are committed to helping you.

Being local, no other supplier can compete with our fast  turnaround times. If you are frustrated with continually telling your customers that their book is still on order then Westbooks can help. Your readers deserve to see new release titles on your library shelves at the same time as the titles appear in local book stores. We will deliver to you shelf ready and as close to the release date as possible. For popular or embargoed titles that will usually be within a day or two.

Our focus is on Western Australia and providing WA libraries with the best possible service, competitive prices and the fastest turnaround times. We only supply to Western Australian libraries so your order will never be placed in a queue competing with Eastern States libraries. Taking care of your library is our priority.

Acquisitions

Westbooks specialises in library acquisitions. In fact, we have been servicing your library through the WA State Library system for years and many of the books already on your shelves will have been supplied by us. Whether you need to set up a profiled selection service, create standing orders, require books suitable for dyslexic readers, large print formats or indigenous titles we will assist. We have adult and children’s literary specialists on hand to consult, bestseller lists are available, or you can search our database to find the items your readers are requesting.

Need help revitalizing, building or extending your collection? We will assist with foundation libraries, collection building or simply restocking and filling in the gaps of your existing series. Our consultants are well-read and they will gladly visit you on-site to familiarise themselves with your collection criteria. You can be confident that your collection will always be exciting and up to date.

We are able to source overseas titles and supply all major formats including audio books and large print. Contact us and we will visit you onsite to discuss how we can help you.

Approval Service

Would you like to see the book first? We provide obligation-free approvals of new release adult and junior titles for your perusal.

Shelf-Ready Services

Westbooks has been providing high quality shelf-ready services to WA state and public libraries for many years. Titles that arrive at your library shelf-ready are on the shelves straight away, ready for your readers. Shelf-ready services are cost-effective and efficient and are being adopted by a growing number of public libraries to allow their librarians to do what they do best - assist their readers. We are flexible and can provide complete or partial shelf ready services to suit your library’s needs. There is no delay and your titles will be despatched within a day or two of arriving in our warehouse.

Cataloguing

We have an on-site team of dedicated cataloguers who have experience working in WA libraries and who are familiar with a range of library management systems. Our catalogue records meet the exacting standards set by the State Library of WA.

Processing

All aspects of shelf-ready processing are performed by our team under the supervision of our processing manager who has been maintaining the high standards at Westbooks for the past 18 years. We select premium quality archival materials to ensure your collection is presented and maintained in excellent condition. Wherever possible we choose products that are manufactured locally in WA to support local business and ensure quality control.

Delivery

Consignments are despatched twice daily with free next-day delivery for the Perth metropolitan area (Mandurah to Yanchep).