If you are not a member of the Library - you are missing out. Everything we offer is free including an amazing array of eResources.

Becoming a member of the Library is easy. If you are in the Library just go down to the ground floor and ask one of our friendly staff. You will need some ID. You can also join the library online and we will send you a shiny new membership card in the mail. 

Members under the age of 18 require the signature of a parent or guardian - please download the form below.

Join the Library! Free membership is available at the State Library for all WA residents. Access online resources from home and borrow collection items.
Welcome Desk at the State Library of WA

What is an eResource?

eResources are resources you can access online on your smart phone, tablet or computer. If you are a member of the Library you have access to free eBooks, eMagazines, movies, eAudiobooks – all free!

Getting started with eResources

Library members have access to a wide range of free eResources.

A designated space for high school students, with past ATAR papers, study guides and other exam-related resources.

The following links show how to research sources of different information, such as historical photographs and newspapers.  These materials can be used to support discussion as primary historical evidence.  As with all information, verify and cross check with alternative sources.

Picnickers leaving for John Forrest National Park from the Parkerville Railway Station 1930
Videos explaining how to search the Catalogue for photographs and Trove for newspapers.
Aerial photograph of the Mt Tom Price iron ore mine 1972
How do you find what you are searching for amongst the millions of images, maps, posters, newspapers, books, databases and directories in the State Library Catalogue? Learn how to dig in. 
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