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What's Old is New Again
Dive into recent acquisitions and unearthed treasures from the State Library's heritage film and video collection. This showcase contrasts old and new, finding common threads through history and allowing viewers to reframe how they look at and think about our state.
Explore the sights and sounds of the night in this exhibition of original picture book art from the State Library’s Peter Williams Collection.

Upcoming Events

Family History WA (FHWA)
Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00am
Volunteers from the FHWA provide extra assistance to family history researchers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 10am – 1pm.
Getting started
Monthly on the last Wednesday at 11:00am
Do you want to find out about your family history and don’t know where to start? Let us help you at one of our free and friendly talks at the State Library.
Monthly on the last Wednesday at 3:30pm
The Storylines Project connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to the State Library of WA's heritage, history and photographic collections.

Awards, Grants, Fellowships & Projects

Information on Battye Fellowships, Premier's Book Awards, scholarships and Library Board awards.
Find out about available community, public library and Better Beginnings Grants.
Corridors of Blissterday winning submission is by Sze Tsang, who releases music under the name Samarobryn,
This page last updated on 29 September 2022