Book Sales & Friends of the Libraries

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Become a Friend of the Libraries

The Friends of Altona Libraries, and the Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries are non-profit organisations that support and assist the libraries to provide an excellent service to the local community.

Each Friends' group provides assistance to the libraries by raising funds, sponsoring events and activities, and acting as an advocate for the libraries with government and the wider community.

Advantages for members include:

  • Invitations to special events and functions
  • Book sale previews
  • Opportunities to meet and make new friends

Interested in becoming a Friend of the Libraries?

Learn more about memberships and book sale dates:

Friends of Altona Library

Book Sales

Location: Altona Library
The Book Sale Room, entry at rear of Altona Library.

First Tuesday, Friday and Saturday of each month, 10am to 1pm

Book sale dates for 2024

3 Fri, 4 Sat, 7 Tues
1 Sat, 4 Tues, 7 Fri
2 Tues, 5 Fri, 6 Sat
2 Fri, 3 Sat, 6 Tues
3 Tues, 6 Fri, 7 Sat
1 Tues, 4 Fri, 5 Sat
1 Fri, 2 Sat
3 Tues, 6 Fri, 7 Sat

There are no sales on public holidays.

Book sale prices:

  • All fiction (or as marked) - $2
  • All non-fiction (or as marked) - $2
  • DVD/Talking Books - $2
  • All children, junior, young adults (or as marked) - $1
  • Magazines - 4 for $1

Become a Friend of Altona Libraries(PDF, 94KB)

Friends of Altona Libraries

Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries

Book Sales

Location: Williamstown Library
The Book Room, enter via Ferguson Street

Cash only. 

Every second Saturday of the month. 9.30am to 12.45pm 

Dates for 2024 

11 May
8 June
13 July
10 August
14 September
12 October
9 November
14 December

Become a FOWNL Member(PDF, 40KB)

FOWNL Membership Information(PDF, 28KB)

All money raised is donated to Williamstown and Newport libraries and various charities.

In 2022, donations were made to the following:

  • NSW Flood victims - $226
  • Cancer Council - $260   
  • Hobson Bay Council Library - $5,000     
  • The Indigenous Literacy Foundation Australia - $1000                         
  • Food Bank Victoria - $1000


Friends of Williamstown and Newport Libraries



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Book sales contain second hand books donated by the community, as well as library stock taken out of circulation.