Spaces to visit

People playing chess
Board games and puzzles
On Level 2, discover a selection of board games and books about board games including jigsaw puzzles, chess, mah-jong, Scrabble, Monopoly, Catan, Cluedo, large print playing cards and much more.
Community Languages Collection on Level 1
An extensive collection of books and resources in over 40 languages found on Level 1.
Interior of Discovery Lounge State Library of WA
Use a PC, free Wi-Fi, study or read a newspaper, magazine, or Western Australian authored book in our Discovery Lounge on the Ground Floor.
DSCF1664Ground and Co cafe
Serving delicious coffee, happy service, and book online. They are providing employment to break the cycles of homelessness. Open Monday to Friday, from 7:30am to 2:00pm on the Ground Floor.
JS Battye Library of West Australian History
The J.S. Battye Library of West Australian History is a primary source for any information relating to Western Australia, historical or current.
Leah Jane Cohen Reading Room
View the State Library’s rare book or archival collections on Level 3.
Activity panels in The Story Place
A special and colourful space for children aged 0-8 and their parents or carers. Located on the Mezzanine Level find a great selection of books, see original artwork, sing a song and play games.
State Archives School punishment books
State Records Office
Ensuring permanent accessibility to the essential evidence of the business of government in Western Australia.
WACE students studying
A designated space for high school students, with past ATAR papers, study guides and other exam-related resources.