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The State Library of Western Australia believes that literacy transforms lives.

Visit Better Beginnings to find information, books and activities to help your child become a great reader.

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Childrens Literature

Our collection of Children's Literature is an important resource of historical and contemporary childrens' literature.


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Read a book online from the State Library's growing collection of e-books. They are fully searchable which makes looking for information quick and easy.

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The State Library Shop has the best range of WA authors anywhere.

Venue Hire

Did you know you can hire rooms at the State Library?

WA Press Photographers Awards Exhibition

On display from March 15 2014.