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State Library of Western Australia

Alexander Library 25 Francis St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
+61 8 9427 3111
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A modern spin on libraries

Most of my library experiences have been around musty old books and swotting university students... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin B
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Perth, Australia
Bright touch for visitors

The State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) appears to be much brighter than the last time I... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Jeffry B
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Melbourne, Australia
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Alexander Library 25 Francis St, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of my library experiences have been around musty old books and swotting university students, but the State Library of WA is a new experience. Light and space abounds with a modern feel to the layout. And yes, books are a plenty. A great add-on...More

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) appears to be much brighter than the last time I visited. The collection has improved and visitors can get a visitor's pass to use on the computers. The SLWA plays a vital role in preserving WA's cultural heritage....More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Wonderful large library and a delightful gift shop. Totally free to visit and easy to get to from the cbd. A very short walk from the shops and the art centre.

Thank alanshu
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Everything it should be, exceptionally helpful staff at central information point spacious and located in an area that makes you want to stay, look a while and explore. Didn't intend to need to return but would very much like to for art gallery and genuinely...More

Thank BorehamCarter
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Well layout library. Its a good place to have a good read. On our visit, we saw one man throwing his stuff at the lift door and that created quite a big sound on the otherwise quiet library.

Thank kittybaby3000
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Was just in town with a friend for lunch and we just happened to pop in here for a look around. Well laid out and very inviting. We took the lift to the top floor then slowly made our way down via the stairs checking...More

Thank Loren L
Reviewed 6 March 2017

What a pleasant surprise it was to come across Matt Ottley's exquisite original illustrations for the picture book entitled Teacup by Rebecca Young. They were simply stunning and so enjoyed being able to read the actual book while at the exhibition. Sadly the bookshop was...More

Thank mstan2n
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Spacious and quiet. Recommended to use the restroom, LOL. With a good cafe, nice coffee and cakes, tried once but cannot remember the name of cafe

Thank Hanwj
Reviewed 7 February 2017

I don't live in Perth so don't borrow books from here but when I'm visiting, I'll pop in to use their computers and free internet if needed. They let you use their power points to charge your phone and there's free WIFI. It's situated near...More

1  Thank mariannem351
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Coffee is pretty average (much better in Fremantle) but it is well worth a visit at the moment to check out the Art exhibition - an oil painter - child friendly, very, very good. I went with my artist (I am her nude/ muse /...More

Thank Millie R
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