The State Library of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional owners of Country throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to land and culture.

We pay our respects to Elders past and present. The Library is honoured to be located on Whadjuk Country, the ancestral lands of the Noongar people.

World Press Photo Exhibition

Fri 12 Aug – Sun 4 Sep 2022

Start the challenge with three free e-books or e-audio books.

 

Family Literacy Community Grants will open on Mon 5 Sep.

Get Connected

Sign up online for your Library from home -free access to eBooks, collections items and electronic resources.

Access books, articles, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers online.

Engage with WA Indigenous people through historical documents, movies, oral histories and photographs.

Battye Historian, Dr. Kate Gregory and Senior Archivist at the State Records Office of WA, Damien Hassan reveal fascinating stories from WA’s past with Christine Layton on the WA Afternoons program.

Looking for a seminar or meeting venue in the CBD at a reasonable price?

Upcoming Events

A behind the scenes tour of the Picture Book Illustration collection
This tour will take participants behind the scenes to explore highlights of the Dr. Peter Williams collection of illustrations.
Getting started
Monthly on the last Wednesday at 11:00am
Do you want to find out about your family history and don’t know where to start? Let us help you at one of our free and friendly talks at the State Library.
Monthly on the last Wednesday at 3:30pm
The Storylines Project connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the State Library of WA's heritage, history and photographic collections.
The State Library holds one of the largest, free, public music lending collections in Australia with over 70,000 scores and pieces of sheet music to borrow.

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