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Cummins School Community Library
McFarlane Street
CUMMINS  SA  5631 (map)
Phone: 08 86762476


Coffin Bay Branch
Coffin Bay Hall
Corner Esplanade & Harder St
COFFIN BAY SA 5607 (map)


Opening Hours


Mon 9.00am - 4.00pm
Tues 9.00am - 6.00pm
Wed 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thurs 9.00am - 6.00pm
Fri 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sat 10.00am - 12 noon

Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED


Tues 9:00am-1.30pm, 2.30-6:00pm
Wed 12.30pm-5.00pm
Thurs 9:00am-1.30pm, 2.30-6:00pm
Fri 9:00am-1.30pm, 2.30-5:00pm
Sat 10.00am - 12 noon

Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Saturday 10.00am - 12 noon
Public Holidays  CLOSED


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  District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula    Cummins Area School

CUMMINS SCHOOL COMMUNITY LIBRARY provides a library service to the community. It is located on the Cummins Area School grounds, on the corner of McFarlane Street and Firth Avenue in Cummins.

The library is a joint use facility of the Lower Eyre Peninsula District Council and the Cummins Area School. It has a Board of Management with representation from the school, District Council and community. The service is managed by Teacher Librarians, Community Library Aides and School Support Officers, with the assistance of volunteers.


MEMBERSHIP is free. New members need to produce identification showing their name, current address and signature. They will be issued with a personal library card, for use when borrowing items.



  • Fiction
  • Non - fiction
  • DVDs & CDs
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Reference
  • Graphic novels
  • ebooks
  • Audio books
  • Large print books
  • Literacy packs
  • Local history collection
  • Information place
  • Home Energy Toolkit - find out how to save energy at home



Borrowing Limits: A total of 6 items applies for a probationary period of 3 months. After 3 months members can borrow up to 100 items for 28 days. DVDs and CDs have a limit of 20 items for 14 days.

Returns: For your convenience a returns box is located at the Cummins Takeaway & Deli for ‘out of hour’ returns. Alternatively, you can return your items at any library which is part of the SA One Card network.

Renewals: Loans can be renewed, unless reserved by another borrower, either online or by contacting the library.

Holds: If the item you require is out on loan, you can place a reservation on it. We will notify you by sms, email or phone when the item becomes available and will hold it for 10 days for you to collect.

Requests: If we do not have the item you require in our library, you may search online to locate it in another SA library on the One Card network or please let us know and we will assist you.



  • Access to free broadband and wireless Internet within the library
  • Access to free online databases including PressDisplay (newspapers), AncestryLibrary (genealogy), World Book (encyclopedia), SAcommunity (for community information in SA)
  • Office facilities
    • - computer use
    • - photocopying:  A4 + A3 black & white and colour (costs apply)
    • - printing:  A4 +A3 black & white and colour (costs apply)
    • - scanning
    • - A4 + A3 laminating and binding (costs apply)
  • Equipment & room hire
  • Giant board games: available for use in the library
  • Books for Babies: a library pack for new babies born into the district
  • Outreach: library deliveries to the Cummins Homes, Cummins Hospital, Miroma Hostel and housebound members within the Cummins town limits
  • Baby Bounce: rhythm and rhyme for 0-2 year olds in the library on Friday 9.30-10am during school terms
  • Cummins Book Lovers: a book group which meets in the library at 8pm on the first Monday of each month
  • Special events, displays and guest speakers
  • Coffin Bay Branch at the Coffin Bay Hall