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City of Perth Library

City of Perth Library

The City of Perth Library is open. Please read the important information below to help you plan your visit.

From 5 December 2020, everyone who enters the Library will be required to record their details on our contact register or register via the SafeWA app. This is a WA Government requirement, designed to assist the WA Health Department with COVID-19 contact tracing. If you have questions about this requirement, please see the WA Government website.

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 physical distancing.
  • All visitors are encouraged to wash their hands regularly, or use the hand sanitiser and trolley wipes provided.
Staff and patrons have access to hand sanitiser and hand washing facilities in the bathrooms. All surfaces in the Library are regularly cleaned, including contact points on computers and printers.
Our furniture has been arranged carefully to encourage physical distancing. Please do not move it. 

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. 
Meeting room bookings 
Meeting rooms are available for bookings. Please see the Meeting Rooms page for details.

Auditorium hire 
The Auditorium is available for hire with a reduced capacity. Please see the Event Spaces page for details.

History Centre  
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 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.

Explore Now

We've got a great range of online resources to entertain and educate.
Visit our eResources to see what's available.


Film streaming

In the Films section on our eResources page.

RB Digital magazines

Digital magazines

In the eMagazine and eNewspapers section on our eResources page.

Digital Theatre Plus

Live theatre streaming

In the Films section on our eResources page.


eBooks and eAudiobooks

In the eBooks section on our eResources page.

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    573 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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    (08) 9461 3500

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    Open Hours

    Mon to Fri: 8am to 6pm 
    Sat: 10am to 4pm
    Sun: 12pm to 4pm
    Public holidays: closed

    Mon 1 March 2021: closed

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