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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.

Subject Guides

Family History

Our family history guides cover individual countries and regions, general topics such as ships and also outline our collections and services.


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Bussell & Molloy Diaries

The diaries of Frances Louisa (Fanny) and Joseph Vernon Bussell as well as two diaries written by John and Georgiana Molloy in the 1830s and 40s.

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Excursion information, Resources and Professional Development Opportunities for Primary, Secondary and Tertiary teachers.

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At The Library


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.