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Aboriginal Languages

This new collection is available for loan, supports Aboriginal language learning and encourages the speaking of traditional languages.

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The Value of Libraries

Recent research undertaken by Curtin University identifies both the value and the valuing of libraries.

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Open for entries

2019 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards are now accepting entries.

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Shop for treasures

Unique gifts from the State Library collection.

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Opening Hours

Monday-Thursday
9:00am-8:00pm

Friday
9:00am-5:30pm

Saturday-Sunday
10:00am-5:30pm

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Join the Library

As a member you can borrow books and other items from our collection.

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Venues

Hire rooms for seminars, conferences, presentations, training sessions and interviews.

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Violet & Nothing - Exhibition

01 Oct 2019 to 19 Jan 2020

Violet is a girl with big ideas. She is always thinking. One day she starts thinking about nothing. What is nothing? Where is nothing?

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Super Power Kids – The Exhibition

04 Oct 2019 to 27 Jan 2020

Every child has a super power. Some are bold and beautiful and some are hidden, but all transform the lives of others.

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Family History Talks and Tours

29 Jan 2020

Join the State Library’s Subject Specialist for tours of the J. S Battye Library of West Australian History.

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Aboriginal Family History Sessions

29 Jan 2020

Join State Library staff from the Storylines program to learn more about Aboriginal family history resources.

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