Our new state-of-the-art City of Perth Library at 573 Hay Street at Cathedral Square will open to the public on Tuesday 1 March 2016.

The new seven-storey purpose-built Library is the first major civic building since the Perth Concert Hall nearly 40 years ago.

Our Library’s convenient and coveted location, in the heart of the City, will make it the library of choice for residents, as well as the City’s regular population including workers, students, tourists, visitors, shoppers and researchers.

It covers 3,500 m2 and will showcase a range of features over seven levels, including our History Centre, collections, reading rooms, AV multi-function rooms, a master staircase, green wall, and story-telling zones, plus virtual and digital resources.

Key features include:

  • Green wall
  • Video conferencing facilities
  • Digital media wall
  • Dedicated Young Adult level
  • Dedicated Children’s level
  • Dedicated History Centre level
  • Outdoor terrace
  • 90-seat multifunction room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Public use computers throughout
  • Ceiling Art – The Isle is Full of Noises, Andrew Nicholls

The Library will create a true sense of place, providing plenty of community interaction as well as quiet and reflective spaces.

Our Library has a rich history, celebrating 165 years this year.

Although books will continue to be integral, our Library’s new home will provide more space for people to connect, explore, learn, create, reflect and participate.

Library updates are available at www.perth.wa.gov.au/living-community/perth-city-library  and via social media.

Categorised under: Major

Opening Date
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
573 Hay Street, Cathedral Square