The Attic

The Attic on Level 5 is our dedicated floor for young adults (12 to 24 years).

On this floor young adult library users have access to:

  • The collection of books, magazines, graphic novels and DVDs for young adults;
  • Information on young adult events and programs;
  • Computers and WiFi* and
  • Study rooms.

Study rooms

The study rooms on Level 5 can be booked for one two-hour session per day. Young adults can book in person on Level 5 or call the Library on (08) 9461 3580 to make a booking. The study rooms can be booked up to a week in advance. Please note that the room will be allocated to someone else if you do not arrive within within fifteen minutes of your booking time. From December 2017, you will also need a current City of Perth Library membership to use these rooms.

Carpe Librum

Seize the book!

The Library's personalised book recommendation service for young adults (12 to 24 years).

We put our collective brain power to the test to find you great reads! To sweeten the deal, we randomly select subscribers to receive some of our favourite book-ish gifts. Subscribers will have two recommended library books reserved for them once every three months. Pick up your books and prizes from the City of Perth Library. The usual Library lending rules apply. All subscribers must have a City of Perth Library card. Subscribe now.

Perth Young Adult Writers Panel

Friday 22 June 2018
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Auditorium, City of Perth Library
Suitable for all ages
Book: please email

Panel: Alicia Tuckerman, Brendan Ritchie and Elizabeth Tan.

Join our panel of local authors for insight into their journeys, the inspiration for their work and a unique look at writing Australian stories. There will be book prizes and chocolate. Don’t miss this chance to learn about the creative processes of some of our newest and brightest writers. Event book sales will be provided by Boffins Books.

Alicia Tuckerman is a driving force for young LGBT voices within Australia. Alicia was inspired to write If I Tell You after finding a lack of YA novels featuring two central lesbian characters. Alicia is a Law Clerk and lives in the Swan Valley with her wife and two children.

Brendan Ritchie is a writer and filmmaker from Fremantle. In 2015 he published his debut novel Carousel. The sequel, Beyond Carousel, was released in October 2016. In addition to writing, Brendan spends his time lecturing across a range of creative disciplines.

Elizabeth Tan is a writer from Perth. Her first novel, Rubik was published in 2017. Elizabeth’s fiction has appeared in a number of publications including Voiceworks, Westerly and Best Australian Stories. She also created a webcomic called Mais Pourquoi.

Inner Circle: Eliza Henry-Jones on P is for Pearl

Wednesday 11 July 2018
2pm to 3pm
Level 5, City of Perth Library
Suitable for all ages
Book: please email

About Inner Circle

Have you ever wondered how an author thinks? Where they get their ideas? How they take a tiny moment of inspiration and weave hundreds of pages out of it? Have you ever wanted to ask? Now’s your chance. We’ve found authors who are happy to have their brains picked for every shred of wisdom and every funny anecdote.

A conversation with Eliza Henry-Jones on P is for Pearl

Meet Eliza on the Young Adult floor. She’ll get the conversation started by talking about how she uses her training in trauma and grief counselling to write award-winning novels dealing with grief, love and the heartache of letting go.

About Eliza

Eliza Henry-Jones is a Melbourne based author. She was a young Writer-in-Residence at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre in 2012 and a recipient of a Varuna Residential Fellowship in 2015. Eliza has qualifications in English, Creative Writing, Psychology and grief, loss and trauma counselling. She lives in the Dandenong Ranges with her husband and too many animals. P is for Pearl, her first novel for young adults, explores friendship, mental illness, family, love and grief.