City of Perth Library
The City of Perth Library is open. Please read the important information below to help you plan your visit.
Measures to protect public health
Please do not visit the Library if you, or a person you are in close contact with, are unwell.
In line with government directives, only 300 patrons are permitted in the Library building at a time. All Library patrons and staff are expected to practice 1.5m physical distancing at all times. Our furniture has been arranged carefully to encourage physical distancing. Staff and patrons have access to hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities in the bathrooms. All visitors are encouraged to wash their hands regularly. All surfaces in the Library are regularly cleaned, and contact points on computers and printers are cleaned after each patron.
Although these precautions minimise the risk for patrons and staff, if you are concerned about the risk please do not visit the Library.
Computers and printers
Public computers are available for those who need to use them.
Ground Floor: Five computers are available. Please ask staff for a guest pass to access. Sessions are 20 minutes, two sessions per person, per day.
Level Two: Six computers are available. Sessions are 60 minutes with a City of Perth Library card, one session per person, per day.
Level Five: Two computers are available for young adults and patrons with guest passes. Restrictions apply.
Printing, scanning and copying is available.
Please return items via the returns chute inside the building during opening hours, or via the returns chute on Hay Street after hours.
If you have received a notification that an item you have requested is now available, please visit the Library to collect it within seven days of receiving the notification.
The study rooms on Level Five are available for one hour bookings. Young adults with a current City of Perth Library membership can book a room by phone on (08) 9461 3580 or in person on Level Five. No more than two people can be in the room for the duration of the booking.
Meeting room bookings
Meeting rooms are available for bookings. Please see the Meeting Rooms page for details.
The Auditorium is available for hire with a reduced capacity. Please see the Event Spaces page for details.
Please email enquiries to the History Centre.
Mixed Bag (we select, you collect)
If you don’t have time to browse and choose items, email us at email@example.com or phone us on 9461 3500 to request a Mixed Bag selection. We’ll ask for your preferences, then carefully select five items for you. We’ll notify you when your items are ready. Please visit to collect your items within seven days of receiving your notification. Your items can be collected from the reservation shelves on the Ground Floor.
Events and activities
Please subscribe to our eNews, follow us on Facebook and look out for flyers in the Library for details of upcoming events and activities.
You can continue to access our range of eResources online. We have a wide range of books, magazines, newspapers, films and more, all available from your computer or device for free with your Library membership. Visit the eResources page for a full list.
Help with eResources
Video tutorials covering many of our eResources are available at the top of the eResources page. If you still need help, phone us on 9461 3500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Join the Library
If you're not a City of Perth Library member, you can join online. City of Perth Library membership is free.