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State Library of Western Australia

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Great Resource for researchers

Great place to work on my PhD. Good, reliable WiFi and plenty of assistance from librarians when... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Spacious, great gift shop and cafe

Not your usual idea of a library. Near cafes, restaurants, museum and art gallery. Great location... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to work on my PhD. Good, reliable WiFi and plenty of assistance from librarians when required. Can get a little noisy but there is a small number of quiet study rooms if required. Also shout out for the cafe on the ground floor...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Somerferg
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Large library with good facilities for reading, research and study. They have exhibitions and displays regarding books etc.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

Not your usual idea of a library. Near cafes, restaurants, museum and art gallery. Great location. Not only has library facilities but a gift shop selling unique items and a cafe near the lecture theatre. Parking available underneath building for a fee.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

We had our very active 20 month old grandson stay over for the weekend, and we were looking for things to do. We caught the train to the CBD and took him to the WA Museum's Discovery Zone at the State Library. This was great....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jay H
StateL6, Communications Team at State Library of Western Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Hi Jay, so glad that you were able to find some entertainment at the State Library for your grandson on the weekend. The Discovery Zone is always changing with new things for little ones to explore and discover all the time. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

All the facilities you could need for a library, plus the coffee shop helps! Close to local food places, and the middle of northbridge.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 27 July 2018

I was looking for books on collectables (stamps, coins, banknotes) but the books are old or totally missing. They do NOT have the Stanley Gibbons Stamp Catalogue for Australia, and are missing the current World Catalogues. There is nothing about Coins and Banknotes, and their...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Emeritusprofessor
Reviewed 10 July 2018

a very coprehensive state library facility with all the bells and whistles. has a brilliant retail shop. currently houses the Museum interaction zone (whilst the new state museum is being built). Clean toilets. a wonderful cafe well worth a stop in.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lois g
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Being a globetrotter and currently staying in one of the burbs, I use the train for commute to Perth. Easy access to the library via the overpass. Friendly staff, open design with plenty of light makes it easy to move around. There are plenty of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Britt B
Reviewed 23 April 2018

This library is fantastic, it has lots of excellent resource books and the staff are all friendly and knowlegeable

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 25 March 2018

The State Library is worth visiting with its big variety of books and materials. From time to time, there are activities for everyone and it is situated very close to the Perth Station (Yagan Square now). I have been here numerous times though I could...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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