Got a media enquiry?

Contact the Communications & Marketing Manager on or phone 08 9427 3153. 

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

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
Delivered by Dr Kate Gregory, Battye Historian
Cracking O’Reilly’s Code - Assessing the significance of John Boyle O’Reilly’s 1868 Book of Poetry.
Dr Kate Gregory Battye Historian
The State Library of WA is seeking submissions from established or emerging WA Aboriginal artists, to create a contemporary artwork for a new culturally safe space in the State Library building.
Cultural space Level 3 of the State Library
Local musician, Ari Davis, finds his CD in the State Library collection.
Ari Davis Musician Holds his CD in the State Library
Public survey
The public are invited to participate in research survey aimed at understanding how you engage with and value cultural organisations like the State Library of WA.
From Another View exhibition opening Ground Floor Gallery of State Library of WA
On 28 July, the State Library of Western Australia celebrated libraries and their staff at the annual Library Board Awards. Held during Library and Information Week, this year's theme of "rewrite, renew, reimagine" reflects how libraries continue to grow and diversify with changing community needs.  
Library Board Awards stage 2022
Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book launched
Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book launched
Maawit Mart Baby Ways in Noongar and English
QR code project
The State Library is wrapped in nearly 400 QR codes, each linking to a free classic eBook download.
People scanning QR codes on the Alexander Library building
The State Library of Western Australia and Screenwest are pleased to announce the WA Reflections – Our History Rediscovered short documentary production initiative, designed to share Western Australian culture and stories with the community, is back for 2022.
Bill Dempsey at Katukutu Aboriginal Young Mens Hostel Mt Lawley April 1960
Reading can take you anywhere
Inviting students from Kindergarten to Year 10 to uncover great mysteries through the world of books. The challenge is to log 12 or more book titles from now until to 9 September 2022.
Premiers Reading Challenge
Every visitor to the State Library of Western Australia shares a common trait: a sense of curiosity. Our new brand identity is inspired by the individual journeys of discovery people took in the Library. Discover more.
SLWA brand 2023
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