Access eNewspapers and eMagazines for FREE with your library membership.
The State Library subscribes to many newspapers in electronic format. These titles include regional Western Australian newspapers, a selection of Australian newspapers and many titles from around the world. All titles are available on the catalogue computers in the State Library. Members can also access eNewspapers from home.
The State Library members and WA Public Library members also have access to selected eMagazines via OverDrive.
Access to the West Australian
The content published by Seven West Media (current and back issues) is no longer available through PressReader. This is a change made by Seven West Media and PressReader. We acknowledge the frustration and disappointment that clients are experiencing as a result of this change.
Current access options:
- Online access for the current day West Australian is available onsite only via The West Australian online platform.
- Physical copies including the current day newspaper are available to read in the State Library or through local public libraries across the State.
- Online access to The West Australian from July 2004 to yesterday remains available through The West Australian Archive Digital Editions.
Changes to Access to the West Australian Digital Archive
Due to a change in Seven West Media’s licensing terms, from the 18th of December 2023 The West Australian Digital Archive will only be accessible when using State Library computers within the State Library building. You can no longer access The West Australian newspaper in its original format from home.
We know this is disappointing for many of our members. The State Library has a wide range of eNewspapers and eMagazines available that can be accessed from home with your State Library membership on platforms including:
You can still access full-text articles from The West Australian via NewsBank.
If you would like to speak to someone about these changes, please contact us on 08 9427 3111 or visit our Feedback page.