The Library is open but restrictions apply:

  • From 29 April 2022, wearing masks in the Library is no longer required. 
  • You're encouraged to practice good hygiene and use hand sanitiser before entering the Library. 
  • Please maintain a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others.
  • Under State Government Directions people entering the State Library building do not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

We thank you for your cooperation and helping to keep WA safe.

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

28 April 2022

  1. Is the Library open?
    Yes, the Library is open. See the Opening Hours page for more details.
  2. Are there restrictions on visitor numbers?
    No.  
  3. Is there a time limit on visits?
    No.
  4. Do I need to provide contact details to visit the Library?
    No.
  5. Do I have to wear a mask in the Library?
    No, from 29 April 2022, wearing masks in the Library is no longer required. However, you are more than welcome to wear a mask if you wish. 
  6. Do I have to be vaccinated to enter the State Library building?
    No, Under State Government Directions people entering the State Library building do not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19. From 29 April 2022 you no longer need to provide proof of vaccination to dine in at the Ground+Co Cafe.
  7. Can I borrow books and music scores?
    Yes, you can request items for loan via a Library staff member. Anyone who joined the Library while we were closed from 23 March to 18 May 2020 will need to provide proof of address to loan items.
  8. Are library materials safe?
    It appears the risk of contamination from paper-based materials is low.
  9. Are discussion/study rooms available?
    Yes.
  10. Are Rhyme Time and Story Time on again?
    Yes.  
  11. Can my family visit the Story Place (the kids' space on the Mezzanine Floor)?
    Yes.
  12. Can I bring my children to the Library?
    Yes.
  13. Do you provide hand sanitiser?
    Yes, all visitors should sanitise their hands on entering the Library.
  14. Can I use the computers?
    Yes, computers are available for public use. There is a one-hour time limit. Public computers can be booked on the Ground Floor of the Library.
  15. Can I print?
    Yes, print services are available.

The Library is open but restrictions apply:

  • From 16 January 2022, wearing masks in the Library is mandatory.
  • You're encouraged to practice good hygiene and use hand sanitiser before entering the Library. 
  • Please maintain a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others.
  • Under State Government Directions  people entering the State Library building do not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

We thank you for your cooperation and helping to keep WA safe.

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

The Library is open but restrictions apply:

  • From 16 January 2022, wearing masks in the Library is mandatory.
  • From Thursday 31 March 2022 it is no longer compulsory to sign in on the ServiceWA or SafeWA app or write your details on the register provided.
  • You're encouraged to practice good hygiene and use hand sanitiser before entering the Library. 
  • Please maintain a 1.5 metre distance between yourself and others.
  • Under State Government Directions  people entering the State Library building do not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

We thank you for your cooperation and helping to keep WA safe.

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

The Library is open but restrictions apply:

  • From 16 January 2022, wearing masks in the Library is mandatory.
  • From Monday 21 February 2022, the 2sqm rules applies, allowing 900 people at any one time. 
  • You must sign in on the ServiceWA or SafeWA app or write your details on the register provided.
  • You're encouraged to practice good hygiene and use hand sanitiser before entering the Library. 
  • Please maintain a 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others.
  • Under State Government Directions  people entering the State Library building do not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

The Library is open but restrictions apply:

  • From 16 January 2022, wearing masks in the Library is mandatory.
  • From Monday 21 February 2022, the 2sqm rules applies, allowing 900 people at any one time. 
  • You must sign in on the ServiceWA or SafeWA app or write your details on the register provided.
  • You're encouraged to practice good hygiene and use hand sanitiser before entering the Library. 
  • Please maintain a 1.5 metres distance between yourself and others.
  • Under State Government Directions  people entering the State Library building do not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

The Library is open but restrictions apply:

  • From 6pm January 16 2022, wearing masks in the Library is mandatory.
  • You must sign in on the ServiceWA or SafeWA app or write your details on the register provided.
  • You're encouraged to practice good hygiene and use hand sanitiser before entering the Library. 
  • Under State Government Directions  people entering the State Library building do not have to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

We thank you for your cooperation and helping to keep WA safe.

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

The Library is open but restrictions apply:

  • From Tuesday 6 July until Sunday 11 July the maximum number permitted in the Library will be 150.
  • Wearing masks in the Library will be mandatory.

COVID Safety Plan and Certificate (6 July 2021)

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au.

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

If you have any questions or feedback about the plan please contact the Library on 08 9427 3111 or info@slwa.wa.gov.au

    General Information

    Unsurprisingly, the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has generated much discussion and the dissemination of unsubstantiated rumours and theories.

    The State Library, like all libraries, prides itself on being a source of accurate information. This page on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) provides links to credible sources of information on the virus. Currently this information is the information provided by the World Health Organisation, and Australian and Western Australian government departments.

    This page last updated on 29 April 2022