State Library Building

Location

Francis Street and the James Street Mall, Northbridge, WA 6003 Australia (In the Alexander Library Building and part of the Perth Cultural Centre. Situated in Northbridge between Francis Street and the James Street Mall.)

Opening Hours

Opening hours for the library are available here.

Map of the Library

Floor plans for each level of the library are available here.

Closest accessible parking

One ACROD bay is located on Francis street near the crosswalk.

State Library Car Park, James Street Perth (lift access to the Library)

Accessible toilets

  • The unisex accessible toilet is on the Ground Floor within the library.
  • All other disabled toilets are in male and female blocks.
  • There is a baby change area on the Ground Floor. Please see staff for a key.

Toilet Locations

  • Ground Floor adjacent to the Francis Street entrance in the Theatre foyer
  • Level 1
  • Level 2
  • Level 3
Ground Floor toilet
  • External access: Path of travel to the toilet is barrier free. There is an 81cm wide door with a D handle that opens directly into the toilet
  • The toilet door has a sliding lock
  • Pan height: 49cm
  • Handrails: Yes
  • Basin height: 86cm
  • Cost: No.
Toilets on Levels 1, 2 & 3

These toilets all have similar configuration:

  • External access: Path of travel to the toilet is barrier free. There are 76cm wide doors with D handles on either side of a large airlock that could accommodate all styles of wheelchairs
  • Toilet door: The toilet cubicle door is 77cm wide with a lever handle. The toilet door has a small locking snib.
  • Pan height: 52cm
  • Handrails: Yes
  • Basin height: 86cm
  • Cost: No.

Lifts

  • Two lifts inside the library accesses all public floors.
  • Levels serviced by lift: G, M, 1, 2, 3
  • Assistance or independently operable: Independently
  • External controls: Have clear approach spaces and are located at a height of 1.12 metres.
  • Door type: Single entry
  • Platform size: 2.6 metres x 1.6 metres
  • Internal controls: Have clear approach spaces and are located at a height of 1.05 metres. All controls illuminate when pressed.
  • Indicators of floor level: The lift has visual and verbal announcements.
  • The back of the lift has full length clear glass panels

Entrances

External access

Perth Cultural Centre entrance:

  • Barrier free with a tactile path leading from the Perth Train Station concourse level to the front door.

Francis Street entrance:

  • Steps and a ramp approximately 15 metres long with a change of direction. Ramp slope has a gradient of 1:12. Bench style seating is available outside the door.

External entrances

Perth Cultural Centre door:

  •  One automatic sliding door leads to an airlock with two smaller automatic sliding doors leading into the foyer of the Library. The Southern door is wider.

Francis Street door:

  • One automatic sliding door leads to an airlock with a further automatic sliding door leading into the Theatre foyer.
  • This entrance is easier to navigate for larger wheelchairs.

Internal area

  • Reception and security desk: Standing height with cut-outs at sitting height
  • Security gates from the foyer into the lift area, with 120cm clear open space.
  • A lift accesses the Ground Floor, Mezzanine Level, Levels 1, 2 & 3.
  • Seating in the foyer is low, soft lounge style. Seating and desks throughout the library are standard height with knee access to desks.

Signage, customer displays & customer information

  • Good colour contrast and easy to read throughout the facility.

Café – Ground + Co

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.30pm
  • Telephone: 9427 3102
  • Located on the Ground Floor of the library, directly off the main foyer. Access is via automatic sliding doors with manual swing doors to an external dining area.
  • Internal circulation space accommodates all wheelchair sizes, and the counter is at sitting height.
  • Tables and chairs are moveable. Food is on display and visible from sitting height.
Last updated on 20 October 2021