Beyond Books Tour

Beyond BooksTour

Discover the collections and services at the State Library.

Visit the Battye Library to explore the State Library’s collections of newspapers, photographs, maps and ephemeral items. Find out what the Library’s collections can tell us about life in the past. Next, visit The Story Place and learn about the services available for younger students and engage in an exhibition specially curated for children. 

Note: Please speak to an Education Officer about how you can tailor the Beyond Books Tour to suit your individual curriculum requirements.

This guided tour is 1-hour duration.

Students will:

  • Engage with primary source materials.
  • Understand the role of the Library in preserving stories from the past.
  • Compare and contrast items from the past and the present.
  • Gain an understanding of the role of libraries in the local community.
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Bookings are essential for all school visits. If you would like to book an educational experience for your students, complete a workshop request form, call 9427 3202 or email  All education visits are free of charge.

Last updated on: 7 February 2020