The State Library collects, preserves, and shares Western Australia's past and present. Our collections reflect the culture and memory of Western Australia over time – its changing society, diverse communities, individual lives, and connections with the world.
We build and share collections to respond to the needs and expectations of the West Australian community, anticipating the needs of future generations, and reflecting the rich and diverse history of the State.
We have a Collection Strategy and a Collection Interpretation Strategy to help guide us in this work. These Strategies work in conjunction with each other to engage with all Western Australians through our collections.