Organisational structure


The State Library of Western Australia comprises four directorates:

Collection Services

Collection Services leads the development and management of the State Library’s physical and digital collections and associated data, through collection activities and systems encompassing acquisition, processing, storage, preservation, digitisation, distribution and access. The Directorate also manages the acquisition of materials for 233 public libraries across the State (including the Indian Ocean Territories). Rural and remote local governments are further supported with the selection and management of materials for their public libraries.

Library Services

Library Services delivers services to the community which inspire creativity and curiosity and play a vital role in literacy and learning at every stage of life. The Directorate supports clients, whether online or visiting the building, with specialist library and research services and educational programs based on State Library collections. Early literacy development is supported by the Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program and Western Australian public libraries are supported with advice, training and professional development opportunities.

Strategic and Corporate Services

Strategic and Corporate Services supports the organisation in the areas of financial management and budget planning, human resource services and building management. Some information and communication technology services and human resources services, building maintenance services, payroll and financial processing are provided in collaboration with the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.


Services manages internal audit, marketing and communications functions, strategic projects and support services to the CEO, the Library Board and other strategic partners. This includes providing policy advice and research support on issues and trends relevant to the State Library and the Library Board. Executive Services is also responsible for providing advice to the Minister for Culture and the Arts.

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