A specialist library on families and mental illness is available. The collection includes books, videos & DVDs for families and people with mental illness on:

  • Understanding how specific mental illnesses affect people and their families
  • Strategies for supporting someone with mental illness
  • Self care strategies for families and carers
  • Personal accounts of recovery and mental illness
  • Mental health and well being

Opening Hours

The library is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am – 5.00pm.


Ground Floor, 270 Auburn Road

(Melway Map reference: 45 F12)


You can now view the Library Catalogue online.

Seach Library Catalogue

Browse Library Catalogue

Click here to browse the Library Catalogue.


Borrow a book 

To borrow a book from the library please download and complete the application form here

Library Guidelines 

  • The reference library has books, videos and DVD’s available for loan. Journals are available as a reference only – they are not for loan. 
  • You can borrow a maximum number of two books at one time and a maximum of two DVD’s and/or videos. You are responsible for all items you borrow under your library membership 
  • The loan period for all items is 28 days. 
  • Items can be renewed for up to one month providing there are no reservations for the item. You can arrange renewals in person or by phone. Renewals may be refused due to reservations. 
  • Items may be returned in person, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm. We do not offer an out of hour’s return service. If you are unable to return the item(s) during these hours, we ask for you to post them back to ARAFEMI (at your cost). 
  • Members who attend support group meetings at the ARAFEMI office may also return items at these meetings. 
  • You can reserve items in person, by phone or by email.
  • Fees will be charged for lost, damaged or unreturned items. The charge will be the replacement cost (plus a small administration charge).