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State Library of Western Australia

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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 1 week ago
The Discovery Zone is great

We had our very active 20 month old grandson stay over for the weekend, and we were looking for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jay H
Perth, Australia
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State Library of Western Austr 25 Francis St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jay H
StateL6, Communications Team at State Library of Western Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Thank Darlene T
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Second visited to this library to try to find information on Bedford trucks as couldn't find wanted info online. Staff very helpful and guided me towards Bedford truck books that were published in Australasia. Understandable so, in this section, no books are permitted to be...More

Thank Mopar2J
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This library is an excellent space to drop in for refreshment, a quiet place to read and or to meet a friend in a less than hurried space. We met and spent time inteh Rothschild Prayer Book exhibit...well set-up and informative. Shop has a lot...More

Thank SandraAB159
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