Open House Perth
16 + 17 NOVEMBER 2019

State Library of WA




Sunday 11th November: 10am - 2pm


25 Francis Street, Perth, 6000


Guided - Booking Required

The State Library of Western Australia is a highly valued cultural institution for Western Australians. Serving the entire State, the Library enriches the lives of all Western Australians by treasuring their stories, building, preserving and sharing physical and digital collections for education and recreation, while reflecting the State’s rich heritage, diversity and history. 

The State Library connects people and ideas by creating collections and making them available. The State Library facilitates access for everyone to quality, reliable and authoritative sources of information. The State Library’s vast and diverse collection is a rich source of information, knowledge and ideas with Library staff skilled in connecting the information needs of the community with the Library’s collections. 

Beyond the Bookshelves Library Tours 

Explore the State Library with free guided tours behind the scenes that will lead you through the archive stacks and reveal some of the hidden wonders of the State Library’s heritage collection. 

Learn about conservation, restoration and preservation processes, and discover how unique items are stored and cared for. The tour will conclude in the Leah Jane Cohen Reading Room, where you can handle select samples of material.  Library staff will also be available to answer any questions that you may have.

Tours run for approximately 90 minutes. Flat walking shoes are recommended 

Tour Times: Sunday 11 November, 10:30am and 2pm