About the City of Perth Library

The City of Perth Library is a state-of-the art building located within the vibrant Cathedral Square precinct in the heart of the City. The seven storey structure with its cylindrical form is designed to encourage people through the plaza and into its open, inviting spaces. The materials used throughout the building are natural woods, locally quarried granite and natural fabrics which add to the warmth of the space. Clever design allows for interesting light and shadow effects throughout the building.

This significant civic building has beautiful views of the City and the Swan River, with a range of internal spaces to accommodate a variety of functions and activities.  The venue is accessible to public transport and ample parking options.

Function and event spaces

Auditorium

The Library’s Auditorium is a flexible space suitable for functions up to 90 people (seated). The venue includes a complimentary lectern, microphone and AV equipment. Adjacent to the room is a breakout area which overlooks a vertical green wall. The water feature at the base of this wall is designed as a reflection pool and brings natural light to this level.  A small finishing kitchen, next to the lifts, is available should catering be required for your function. Universal toilet facilities and a baby change table are also on this level.

Library Auditorium

Capacity: 90 (seated)
Equipment: Screen, Projector, Lectern with Microphone.
Availability: During Library opening hours and after hours**

Rate type

Half day

Full day

After hours

Deposit required

NFP*

$225.00

$375.00

$375.00

$200.00

Standard

$300.00

$500.00

$500.00

$200.00

Terrace

The Terrace is a premier space that showcases Perth City and the Swan River. This would be ideal for a corporate sundowner, dinner party or wedding. Adjoining the Terrace is an internal space with a complimentary lectern, microphone and AV equipment.  A finishing kitchen, next to the lifts, is available should catering be required for your function. Universal toilet facilities are also on this level.

Library Terrace

Capacity: 150 (standing)
Equipment: N/A
Availability: After Library opening hours only**

Rate type

Half day

Full day

After hours

Deposit required

NFP*

N/A

N/A

$880.00

$300.00

Standard

N/A

$N/A

$990.00

$300.00

The Atrium

The Atrium is an intimate space that would suit small dinners and exclusive events. The centrepiece of this indoor space is the Tree of Knowledge, which together with the dazzling lights of the City, make it a unique and memorable venue for any event.  There are universal toilet facilities and baby change tables on this level. However, there is no finishing kitchen on this level.

Library Atrium

Capacity: 80 (standing)
Equipment: N/A
Availability: After Library opening hours only**

Rate type

Half day

Full day

After hours

Deposit required

NFP*

N/A

N/A

$880.00

$300.00

Standard

N/A

N/A

$990.00

$300.00

Notes regarding rates and availability

  • All prices are GST inclusive and are subject to change.
  • *The Non for Profit rate eligibility is determined at the point of booking and is at the discretion of the City of Perth Library.
  • **The Auditorium is available to be booked during the Library’s opening hours and after hours, whilst the Terrace and Atrium can only be reserved after hours, due to the operational functions of the Library. All after hours hire has a security requirement to be arranged and approved by the City of Perth Library.

Library opening hours

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm 
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: 12pm (noon) to 4pm
Public holidays: closed

Meeting rooms

The Library has a variety of modern and private meeting rooms for 4 to 12 people, some with plasma screens, which are able to be booked by the hour at very competitive rates. All meeting rooms are located on Level 2 of the Library. More information about Library meeting rooms.

Booking your event

To enquire about booking an event please contact us at library.events@cityofperth.wa.gov.au.

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