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

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
Short documentary initiative back for 2022
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
Please take some time to look around. We welcome feedback.
State Library website home page on a laptop in Library
The State Library of Western Australia is reviewing the collections and events/programs. We would like your ideas about how we can share stories and information, and what we should collect now and in the future. This survey is anonymous and will only take about eight minutes to complete. We appreciate your help.
Front of Library building at night
Media Release - Disrupted is back but different. The challenges brought by COVID-19 has meant that at least for 2021 we have decided to reinvent how we present Disrupted.
Audience at Disrupted Festival 2019

Good news, the recent COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. This means that you will  no longer be required to wear a mask in the library, although you might choose to. It also means there will be no two hour time limit and the maximum number of people in the library at one time has been increased to 900.

You will, however, still be required to register for contact tracing either manually or via the SafeWA app. Thank you for being so cooperative and thoughtful over the last two weeks – we appreciate it.

Covid buddies made during COVID-19 pandemic lockdown May 2020
This page last updated on 12 October 2021