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.

WA Premier's Book Awards Shortlist

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For the Library Board Award for Innovation and Collaboration

Join us on 18 – 19 June for a thought-provoking weekend of ideas exploring the themes of honesty and truth, which come at a cost. Honesty takes great strength, and truth can be challenging and liberating. 

 

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Engage with WA Indigenous people through historical documents, movies, oral histories and photographs.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

With illustrations dating from 1920 to the present day, the Peter Williams Collection collection showcases the artistry and diversity of Australia’s picture books. Discover highlights, exhibitions, interviews with creators and materials about the illustration process.

Upcoming Events

A fun Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths program for little learners
Weekly on Wednesday 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.
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.

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