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Delivered by Dr Kate Gregory, Battye Historian
Cracking O’Reilly’s Code - Assessing the significance of John Boyle O’Reilly’s 1868 Book of Poetry.
Dr Kate Gregory Battye Historian
The State Library of WA is seeking submissions from established or emerging WA Aboriginal artists, to create a contemporary artwork for a new culturally safe space in the State Library building.
Cultural space Level 3 of the State Library
Local musician, Ari Davis, finds his CD in the State Library collection.
Ari Davis Musician Holds his CD in the State Library
Public survey
The public are invited to participate in research survey aimed at understanding how you engage with and value cultural organisations like the State Library of WA.
From Another View exhibition opening Ground Floor Gallery of State Library of WA
On 28 July, the State Library of Western Australia celebrated libraries and their staff at the annual Library Board Awards. Held during Library and Information Week, this year's theme of "rewrite, renew, reimagine" reflects how libraries continue to grow and diversify with changing community needs.  
Library Board Awards stage 2022
Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book launched
Noongar version of Better Beginnings Baby Ways book launched
Maawit Mart Baby Ways in Noongar and English
QR code project
The State Library is wrapped in nearly 400 QR codes, each linking to a free classic eBook download.
People scanning QR codes on the Alexander Library building
Short documentary initiative back for 2022
The State Library of Western Australia and Screenwest are pleased to announce the WA Reflections – Our History Rediscovered short documentary production initiative, designed to share Western Australian culture and stories with the community, is back for 2022.
Bill Dempsey at Katukutu Aboriginal Young Mens Hostel Mt Lawley April 1960
Reading can take you anywhere
Inviting students from Kindergarten to Year 10 to uncover great mysteries through the world of books. The challenge is to log 12 or more book titles from now until to 9 September 2022.
Premiers Reading Challenge
Please take some time to look around. We welcome feedback.
State Library website home page on a laptop in Library