Collecting for the future

The objectives of the State Library's collecting focus is to:

  • meet the learning and information needs of Western Australians, no matter where in the state they reside;
  • fulfill the need for recreation and enjoyment;
  • maintain a heritage collection of Western Australian material to preserve in perpetuity;
  • enable access to a common cultural heritage;
  • provide specific areas of information and expertise; and
  • maintain and support literacy and life-long learning.
Find out about our collecting priorities.
Collecting and preserving digital heritage collections.
The State Library collects material for heritage, reference and public library collections.
Donate to our Collections, find out about legal deposit for publishers and authors or suggest a purchase.
Last updated on 8 July 2021