Visiting Us

The State Library of Western Australia, located in the Alexander Library Building is part of the Perth Cultural Centre. Situated in Northbridge between Francis Street and the James Street Mall, it is within walking distance of the main city shopping and business districts.

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24 hour undercover parking is available directly beneath the building in the No 11 Perth City Council Car Park. Entrance to the carpark is from Francis Street. You can find information on alternative parking in Northbridge and the City of Perth

Public Transport

The Library is a short walk north of the Perth Railway Station and the Wellington Street Bus Station. The blue Central Area Transit (CAT) buses travel close to the building with stops in Beaufort, Aberdeen and William Streets.

Access for People with Disabilities

There is wheelchair access to the Alexander Library Building from James or Francis Streets, lifts to all floors and a wheelchair accessible toilet on each floor. Facilities are provided for people with vision impairment or hearing difficulties. More information is available on the full range of services we offer.


The State Library of Western Australia's, Van Dock Area is located on Francis Street in the Perth Cultural Centre. The driveway is located next to the State Library Car Park and opposite Central Tafe and entry is to the Eastern Side of the small building out the front.

There are three 30 minute parking bays available for contractors doing work within the State Library of Western Australia. Any contractor requiring parking must report to the Van Dock Staff for authorisation.

Items can be delivered between the hours of 07:30 and 15:30 Monday to Friday. Deliveries outside these times will not be accepted. All goods must be clearly marked with a receivers name. Delivery on pallets must not exceed 1.5 metres high and must be stacked inside the pallet's edge. Any damaged goods will not be accepted. All hazards items must have all relevant MSDS sheets and Van Dock Staff must be contacted prior to the delivery of these items with a date and time of delivery.

The Van Dock can be contacted on either 9427 3144 or 9427 3147.

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Page last updated: Thursday 5 February 2015

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