State Archives and the State Library’s rare and valuable collections can be viewed in the Leah Jane Cohen Reading Room, located on Level 3.
Current membership is required to access the Reading Room and members must agree to the terms and conditions describing how material should be handled. You may be asked to present your membership card to staff at each visit.
Most items viewed in the Reading Room are not suitable for photocopying; however, cameras are available for client use. Personal cameras can also be used without a flash.
Terms and Conditions
The Reading Room was named in honour of Leah Jane Cohen and her generous bequest to the Library Board.
A love of art and music inspired Leah to leave a significant bequest to the arts in Western Australia. The State Library of Western Australia, Art Gallery of Western Australia, the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery and the School of Music at the University of Western Australia shared equally in her bequest.