Photocopiers & Printers

Photocopying and printing services are available on the ground, first, second, and third floors of the State Library.   Printing services are available from non-specialised State Library computers. Printing from personal laptops or devices is not available.

A library card is required to access printing and photocopying services . Please contact Client Service staff for assistance in selecting the level of membership that will provide this access.

If you are a Member of the State Library of Western Australia your print and copy card will be your State Library membership card.  

If you are travelling through Western Australia and do not have residential details, please see a staff member.

If you live in Western Australia and you are not a member of the State Library and cannot provide proof of your residential details, please see a staff member. 


Self-service photocopiers which give A4 and A3 black & white or colour copies are provided on each floor of the Library. Subject to the provisions of the Copyright Act 1968 photocopies of most material in the State Library can be made for a standard charge.

Photocopiers generate intense amounts of light and heat which pose a threat to the physical well-being of paper. To protect rare and fragile books and records, some categories of material will not usually be copied. These include some archival records, rare books and serials, and material which is in a fragile state.  If you require a copy of these materials, staff will provide advice on particular copying alternatives. Where photocopying is not permitted, photography may be an acceptable alternative.


Printing is available from all State Library computers. You don’t need to be a member of the State Library to access our printing services, simply use one of our free 20 minute express computers to do your printing. You cannot print from your own laptop or device.  


Credit may be added to your State Library membership card, or guest card, via one of the print and copy credit kiosks.  The print and copy credit kiosks accept EFTPOS, cash, and coins.

Self Service Photocopying/Printer Charges (updated 1 July annually):

Size Location Cost Per Copy  (Price inc. GST)
A4 B/W Ground, First, Second and Third Floors 20 cents
A3 B/W Ground, First, Second and Third Floors 40 cents
A4 Colour Ground, First, Second and Third Floors $1.00
A3 Colour Ground, First, Second and Third Floors $2.00
Last updated on: 18 July 2019