About Us

Welcome to The Grove Library which is jointly managed by three councils – the Town of Mosman Park, the Town of Cottesloe, and the Shire of Peppermint Grove.

Funding for library services is provided by each Council in proportion to its population, as per the latest national Census. Additional funding and support for the purchase of books, and access to state wide on-line resources is provided by the Library Board and the State Library of Western Australia.

The Grove also cooperates with its neighbouring Councils of Claremont, Nedlands and Subiaco, known as the Western Suburbs Library Group. With a combined library catalogue and loans system, and a common membership database, members joining at any library automatically become members of all libraries, with free access to a much wider selection of books and other resources from all Western Suburbs Group libraries.

Our Vision

Confident, connected communities leading the way in learning and sustainable living

Our Mission

To lead in the provision of innovative and accessible library and community learning facilities and services that are valued by the communities of Cottesloe, Peppermint Grove and Mosman Park for connecting, learning and living.

Key Themes & Strategies

Let's Join In

Participation by local residents

Strategic threads - Branding and promotion, library membership, program participation, digital literacy, community partnerships, community and personal history.

Let's Read

Reading and literacy for life and learning

Strategic threads – Children’s literacy and learning, adult recreation and learning, literature, arts and culture, library 24/7, ebooks and elearning, interesting and rewarding lives.

Let's Succeed

Community recognition

Strategic threads – Organisational excellence, innovation, benchmarking and external recognition, community feedback, customer experience, staff culture, sustainable practices, public value, personal and community outcomes.