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Books & Publications

Finding books in the State Library and public libraries in Western Australia.

Books Moove Me Cow

Find out more about the State Library's resident bovine, the Books Moove Me cow. The cow has been designed and painted by a talented group of authors and illustrators from the WA Branch of the Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

Collection Highlights World War I

Highlights of our World War I collection.


Short descriptions of different collections of materials held at the State Library.


The State Library of Western Australia publishes datasets created from bibliographic data stored in our catalogue.


Explore our large range of e-Resources.

Family History

Find out what the State Library has to offer for those researching their family history in Western Australia or other parts of the world.


The State Library subscribes to a wide range of journals and newspapers. A growing number of these titles are now available in our electronic resources. These include international online databases and indexes, some of which are only licenced for use in the State Library

Loans & Copies

Information for travellers in the State Library of WA collection and relevant websites.


Do you want find out about music, borrow it, listen to it, read about it, perform it or see it performed? Here's the place to find out about the resources at the State Library and to discover the vast world of music.

Our Services

Information for travellers in the State Library of WA collection and relevant websites.

Public Consultation

Information on where to view documents sent to the library for public consultation and display. Information on sending copies of documents for public consultation and display.

Public Libraries

Locate your nearest Public Library and learn what it has to offer.

Search Options

Access the State Library catalogues and other catalogues from around Australia.

Subject Guides

Specific sources and guides to WA History, Children's Literature, Business, Family History, Indigenous information, Libraries and Music can be found here

WA Collections

The Library aims to collect, preserve and make accessible the documentary heritage of Western Australia. Western Australian publications collected by the Battye Library usually are books, newspapers and serials. Other material collected includes maps, ephemera, private archives, photographs, oral history and films, videos and DVDs.

WA Information

Find out about the Battye Library, Western Australian government agencies and metropolitan community groups. The State Library holds some indexes and catalogues which are not accessible on-line, and which provide references to Western Australian material, subjects and people.

WA Resources

Our most popular electronic resources about Western Australia.

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