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.


Preserving WA history through maps, photos, diaries, newspapers and so much more...

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Collect, preserve and digitise heritage material. Support life-long literacy and learning. Provide information and access to knowledge for all.

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Engage with WA Indigenous people through historical documents, movies, oral histories and photographs.

Explore some of our collection treasures.

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A garden of green
Exhibition and creative installation relating to the picture book Florette developed in collaboration with the author and illustrator, Anna Walker.

Upcoming Events

Weekly on Monday at 10:30am
STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Come and join the fun where we will be reading stories, singing songs and exploring through play.
Weekly on Tuesday and Friday at 10:30am
Songs, rhymes and stories for babies and their families, followed by an hour of Play Time to help develop early literacy and learning skills.
Weekly on Wednesday and Friday at 1:00pm
Informal ‘chatting’ sessions for adults whose first language is not English. Practice your English conversation, learn Australian expressions and meet friends.

Staged to Sell

This online exhibition brings together advertising and promotional photographs from the State Library’s diverse collection of photographs by Stevenson, Kinder & Scott Corporate Photography.

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