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.

Ngaluk Waangkiny Us Talking - Listen Lounge

Tue 5 Jul – Sun 7 Aug 2022

Sun 3 July to Sun 10 July

Screenwest and State Library of WA are offering up to $15,000 production funding for up to six, early to mid-career WA filmmakers.

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Engage with WA Indigenous people through historical documents, movies, oral histories and photographs.

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?

Frané Lessac Retrospective

The Art of the Story
An exhibition of illustrations and paintings from each of Frané Lessac's award-winning children's books. Extended until Sunday, 17 July!!

Upcoming Events

The Dreaming
Drop into the Nook to see episodes of the acclaimed television series The Dreaming - animated films of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling.  Throughout NAIDOC week, Screenarts and the State Library will show the award-winning animated series The Dreaming.
In conversation with Elders from Boorloo (Perth)
Daily at 11:00am until Sat 9 Jul 2022
Meet the Burdyia (bosses) leading the way for respect, recognition and reconciliation in Boorloo/Perth. Join Noongar presenter Phil Walleystack as he sits down for a yarn with the Elders and discovers the stories and experiences that have inspired their fight for change.
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.

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