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Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia

The State Library of Western Australia is a research, reference and public lending library located in the Perth Cultural Centre in Perth, Western Australia. It is a portfolio agency of the Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts, and controlled by the Library Board of Western Australia.

The State Library has particular responsibility for collecting and preserving Western Australia’s documentary heritage. The J. S. Battye Library of West Australian History is the section of the library dedicated to West Australiana.


Discovery Lounge, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth WA 6000

Phone: (08) 9427 3111

Getting here

The State Library is located in the Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge, between Francis Street and the James Street Mall.  The Library is next to the Western Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of WA. It is within walking distance of the main city shopping and business districts.  Entry to the Library is via James Street or Francis Street.

The Library is a short walk north of the Perth Railway Station and the Wellington Street Bus Station. Blue CAT buses travel close to the building with stops in Beaufort, Aberdeen and William Streets.

24 hour undercover parking is available directly beneath the building in the No 11 Perth City Council Car Park. Entrance to the carpark is from Francis Street. 

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Acknowledgment of Country

The Wheeler Centre acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the people of the Kulin Nation and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.