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State Library of Western Australia

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All the facilities you could need for a library, plus the coffee shop helps! Close to local food... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Lauren W
State Library Building and precinct

a very coprehensive state library facility with all the bells and whistles. has a brilliant retail... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
lois g
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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

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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 22 March 2018

In addition to the books & more books this library has interesting & informative displays as well as a café Excellent layout & helpful friendly staff

Thank Darrel J
Reviewed 5 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 5 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
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a great little coffee place, what makes it are the people behind the counter. Great service.

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