About Us

125 Facts for 125 Years

2014 marked the 125th anniversary of The State Library of Western Australia. We'd like to use this occasion to shine the spotlight on our organisation and its important mission by sharing 125 things you may not know about us.

State Library Fellowships

Two fellowships are offered by the library the James Sykes Battye Memorial Fellowship and new for 2016 James Sykes Battye Creative Fellowship

Contact Us

How to contact the State Library.

Fees and Charges as at 1 July 2016

Fees and Charges as at 1 July 2016.

State Library of Western Australia Foundation

The Foundation enhances the State Library’s capacity for learning, accessing, collecting, preserving and delivering information.

Freedom of Information

The State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) makes documents available as prescribed in The Western Australian Freedom of Information Act 1992.

Friends of Battye Library (Inc.)

Friends of Battye Library - A society which seeks to assist and promote the interests of the Battye Library and the State Rcords Office


The State Library hosts a number of innovative events, here are some of the highlights, including links to audio and video of some presentations.


Library Board Legislation.

Library Board of Western Australia

Information about the Library Board Act and the Library Board.


Find the latest news at the State Library and in the collections.

Our Collection

Information about collections in both the public libraries and the State Library of Western Australia.

Premier's Book Awards

Information on the Western Australian Premier's Book Awards

Public Libraries and Us

Information on the overarching framework for the future direction of Western Australia's public library services.


Our blog, containing news and stories from library staff on a wide range of topics, including family history

Support Us

The State Library relies on the generous support of the community to expand and extend its range of services

Venue Hire

The State Library of Western Australia offers a variety venues with facilities for your next conference, presentation or training.

Visiting Us

Plan your visit

Who We Are

Your State Library.

Collaborative Collections

SLWA, as a member of NSLA, supports the Collaborative Collections Principles developed through the Collaborative collections project, which is one of the projects within the Re-imagining libraries strategic plan.

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