Got a media enquiry?

Contact the Communications & Marketing Manager on or phone 08 9427 3153. After hours: 0403 948 319.

Do you want an image?

If photos and images are required from the Collection and are to be used by the media please contact the Communication and Marketing Manager at Reasonable requests for several images may be supplied to Media for publication free of charge however standard fees will apply if requests are excessive or substantial in nature. All images must be attributed to the State Library of WA.

Ministerial Media Releases and Enquiries

If you have a question for the Minister for Culture and the Arts please contact the Minister's Office on +61 8 6552 5400

Visit the Minister for Culture and the Arts' website for Ministerial media statements. This includes a historic record of all archived Ministerial media releases.

Filming in the State Library

Permission for free-to-air broadcast media to film in the Public Access areas of the State Library maybe granted subject to information being received by the Communications & Marketing Manager at or phone 9427 3153. This can include filming of exhibitions and displays, collection materials and interviews.

Please provide the following information when making an enquiry:

  • Proposed date(s) and time for filming. Hours of filming are to be within the normal opening hours of the State Library.
  • Names and role of all crew members attending.
  • Equipment that will be used
  • Preferred filming location within the Library.
  • Collection Materials, if required, to be listed.
  • Name of the media outlet represented.
  • Name of the Program for which filming is being done
  • Acknowledgment that the State Library of WA will receive attribution in the titles of the program.

Please note that any special requests for access to the Library for filming or setup outside of its opening hours may incur costs to cover security, lighting and airconditioning and approval will be subject to availability of resources to administrate.

State Library News

Here you will find the latest State Library media releases

From 1 July 2023, there will be changes to the way library users will be provided with requested materials not currently held in their local library. At the forefront of these changes is a commitment to ensuring equitable and efficient access to library materials for all Western Australians.
Packing books for public libraries in the Circulation Section Library Service of WA
Students from Kindergarten to Year 10 are invited to read and log 12 or more book titles during the challenge. This year there are new and more extraordinary prizes for the readers.
2023 Premiers Reading Challenge hero image boy reading book in the sky
Help the State Library of WA improve by completing our annual client survey. You can win one of 10 x $100 Myer vouchers by completing the survey. We want to hear from you no matter how you use the State Library, whether online or in person.
DSCF3850Library busy with students studying
State Library looking for rock'n'roll donations
Collection Services is looking to add material related to the rock'n'roll street circuit High Voltage, Highway to Hell and WA's music scene to the State Library collection.
Abbe May performs in the Brewed in WA Festival at Badlands Bar Perth 21 March 2021
In Australia, there are 4.4 million Australians with a disability. While the Library has some materials that reflect the stories of Western Australians with disability, we recognise that these stories are not well represented in our collection. This is something we want to change.
Opening ceremony of Commonwealth Paraplegic Games Parade of Nations showing Welsh team
Fremantle Then & Now Wins Interpretation Project
Fremantle Then & Now exhibition wins the “Interpretation Project” category at the Western Australian Heritage Awards. The interactive exhibition explores the changing face of Fremantle from the 1800s to the present day through a collaboration between Curtin HIVE and the State Library of WA.
Fremantle Then and Now exhibition
Recommended reading list
The 16 Days in WA campaign runs from 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women) through to December 10 (Human Rights Day) each year. The campaign takes its inspiration from the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
16 Days in WA 2022
The State Library of WA is calling out for LGBTQIA+ related material, photographs, videos, posters, flyers and ephemera from events, social gatherings, festivals, historical moments, and daily life to add to the collection. The State Library's collections should mirror the diverse voices of WA, both past and present.
WA Roller Derby marching in Perth Pride Parade 2013
Today is World Preservation Day, an important day for us at the State Library - the memory bank of Western Australia.
Early map of the world designed by Philip Eckebrecht 1658
Help us improve by completing our survey – we want to hear from you no matter how you use the State Library.
DSCF3850Library busy with students studying
This page last updated on 12 October 2021