Read WA is a curated loanable collection of nearly 2,000 popular fiction and non-fiction books written by Western Australian authors or about WA, thus the name – Read WA. 

Located on the Ground Floor of the State Library, you will find books by Natasha Lester, Shaun Tan, Amanda Curtin and Tim Winton. Read about Noongar bush tucker, Fremantle's musicians, wildflowers, veterans and the science behind your 32 senses.

This collection includes a selection of DVD's, magazines, newspapers, Young Adult books and online resources. Access magazines and newspapers the day they are published. Find multiple copies of newspapers like The West Australian, The Australian, the Sunday Times and the Australian Financial Review. Browse nearly 30 popular magazines, including Australian Geographic, Better Homes and Garden, Australian Women's Weekly, Taste Magazine, Gardening Australia and Reader's Digest Australia.

Find the complete list of titles here.

With your State Library Membership card, you can freely access e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, e-newspapers and streaming video formats via your iPad or mobile phone. Search the eResources collection

For the first time in many years, there will be actual books on the Ground Floor that you can borrow. However, there is still so much more to explore on Levels 1, 2 and 3, from the new AMEB (Australian Music Examination Board) collection to the kid's The Story Place and the non-loanable heritage collection on Level 3.

Last updated on 3 December 2021