The Library Board of Western Australia is a statutory body established under the Library Board of Western Australia Act 1951. The original purpose of the Library Board was to facilitate the establishment of a free public library network in Western Australia.
The Act was amended in 1955 to include the management of the State Library of Western Australia in the Board’s responsibilities.
Official responsibility for the State’s public records was added to the Act in 1974, but this was repealed in 2001 with the passing of the State Records Act 2000, and the establishment of a separate State Records Commission.
There are currently three sets of Regulations under the Library Board Act: