The State Library of Western Australia's Catalogue has over one million images, with over 70,000 digitised photographs and counting. The video below   shows you step-by-step how to search the catalogue for pictures, artworks, photographs and illustrations.

Trove is a website that brings together millions of pieces of information from Australian libraries, universities, museums, galleries, and archives. The second video explains how to use Trove to search Australian newspapers and gazettes for information and articles. Then how to refine and filter your search by state, date range and newspaper title. The last video explains how to use all the advanced features of Trove.

Trove also has a great YouTube playlist of short videos with hints, tips and how to search Trove

How to search for a picture on the State Library catalogue

How to do an advanced search on Trove

How to search for newspapers on Trove 

See some of the collection highlights...

John Portman with his camera c1959
Around one million images make up the Pictorial Collection including photographs, postcards, slides, albums, glass negatives, illustrations and art works.
Natures Showground The Western Mail 1940
Collecting and preserving Western Australian social and documentary heritage through photographs, films, oral histories, music, maps, newspapers and post office directories. View highlights and learn more about the historical collection.
Government Printing Office typesetters c1905
Nearly 900 WA newspaper titles are held by the State Library. From the manuscript newspapers of the early 1830s up to currently published titles. Newspapers are valuable sources of information, reflecting social, political and cultural history.