Support the State Library

The State Library of Western Australia belongs to all, in particular those that call Western Australia home.

The Library values the support of the people of Western Australia, including companies and partner organisations as well as visitors to the State, who all contribute to collecting and telling the story of Western Australia and sharing it around the world.

We welcome your interest in being part of this story. You can support the State Library in many ways.  Your support will help:

  • Collect and showcase heritage collections of Western Australian significance;
  • Deliver literacy programs to support those who are learning to read; and
  • Encourage a love of learning, the joy of discovery and the telling of stories.

Come and visit the free exhibitions, workshops, live performances and family activities. Your presence adds to the vibrancy and value of the Library.

If you have enjoyed a visit, please show it with a small donation to the Donation Box. These donations will help the Library offer more events and activities for you and your family to experience.

Donate a Cultural Gift

Make your own history by adding to the Library’s heritage collections. Private archives of personal letters, diaries, photographs, oral histories and other documentation are of interest. The material is conserved and where possible digitised and made accessible online. Visit Donations and Purchases for more information or contact the collections liaison team to talk about your story.

Donate Money – every amount helps

A financial donation is a simple and direct way of supporting the State Library. Your support will help grow and preserve the collections and provide exhibitions, events and programs for all Western Australians. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

To make a financial donation:

Leave a Bequest

By making a Bequest in your Will to the State Library of Western Australia, you will leave a lasting legacy for future generations of Western Australians and Library visitors. Download Bequest Information (PDF 1.7MB).

Whether you are ready to make a Bequest now, or are exploring potential options, we welcome the opportunity to meet you, answer your questions and help you achieve all that you hope for with your gift.

Sponsor an Event or Activity

The State Library will work closely with businesses in creating mutually beneficial ways to invest in literacy, education and heritage programs for the benefit of the community. In return partner businesses will enjoy brand association with a highly valued and respected cultural institution.

Support Professional Development - Kay Poustie Scholarship

The State Library and Public Libraries WA award an annual scholarship of $5,000 to a Western Australian public library professional to travel overseas either to explore ideas and initiatives that could be applied to the WA public library network or to attend a professional international conference.

The Scholarship is named in honour of Kay Poustie OAM, former Chairman and Member of the Library Board of WA (1990-2009). Kay understood the importance of Western Australian libraries maintaining an international perspective in the fields of best practice, program delivery and professional development.

Donations to continue and extend the reach of the Kay Poustie Scholarship Fund can be made using the secure online donation facility or download and print the Donation Form (PDF 280k).

Last updated on: 11 Oct 2017