Membership

Membership at the State Library of Western Australia is free for all residents of Western Australia.  As a member you can borrow books and other items from our collection and access a range of eBooks and other electronic resources, which can be accessed from home.

What are the benefits of membership for teachers?

  • access to carefully selected, credible eResources that provide background information and support curriculum content
  • access to historical sources to support teaching
  • borrow books from the State Library collection – physical and in eBook format
  • an extensive range of magazines.

What are the benefits of membership for students?

  • access to carefully selected, credible eResources for study use at home
  • borrow books from the State Library collection – physical and in eBook format
  • access to historical sources to support learning
  • free use of the Library computers.

How to Join - Teachers

Joining the Library is an easy process. It can be done online or in person. Ensure you have proof of Western Australian residency, for example: a Western Australian driver’s license, utility bill or Health Care Card/Pensioner Card from Centrelink. If you cannot come into the Library, you can email your scanned proof of identity, to library@slwa.wa.gov.au

Your membership is valid for two years.

Register as a new member.

Members must agree to the Terms and Conditions of Membership (PDF 81KB)

How to Join- Students

Teachers can organise for their students to obtain membership to the State Library.  Teachers can ask students and parents to follow the membership process from home, or, if wishing to arrange for students in class, as a group, to receive membership, you can contact an education officer at the State Library who can guide you through the process.

State Library membership provides students with access to credible eResourcesfor study use at home and the ability to borrow books from the State Library collection, in both a physical and online format.  Due to the conditions of the Library’s subscription to the eResources in our collection, they are not for whole class use within the classroom.

For further information about membership for your students, telephone (08) 9427 3202 (Metro) 1800 198 107 (Country WA) or email ed@slwa.wa.gov.au

Last updated on: 18 February 2020