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City of Perth Library

City of Perth Library


In line with WA Government advice, the City of Perth Library and History Centre is open. Please note you will be required to sign in on entry and exercise good personal hygiene. Please do not visit the Library if you are unwell, and get tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Please see the WA Government website for latest details of restrictions and requirements.

City of Perth Library snapshot

The City of Perth Library is located at 573 Hay St, near the Perth Town Hall. The Library is also accessible from St Georges Terrace via the Cathedral Square precinct. Conveniently located in the heart of the City, the Library is used by residents, city workers, students, tourists, visitors and shoppers. The Library covers 3,500 square metres and is revealed over seven levels. Visitors can explore the ceiling artwork, cafe, outdoor terrace and floors for young adults and children. The Library offers fiction and non-fiction book collections, DVDs, magazines, newspapers and a host of online resources. Escape the rush and enjoy the City of Perth Library’s inviting spaces for reading, relaxing, study and play.

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

PressReader for eMagazines and eNewspapers

Read your favourite newspapers and magazines online.

In the eNewspapers and eMagazines section on our eResources page.

Books with headphones on, borrowbox logo

Read books and listen to audiobooks online.

In the eBooks and eAudiobooks section on our eResources page.

Britannica Library encyclopedia

Access easy to find, trusted information.

In the Encyclopedias and reference section on our eResources page.

Beamafilm film streaming

Stream hundreds of great movies.

In the Films 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

    Sun 24 Oct: 11am to 4pm

    Christmas & New Year Hours

    Fri 3 Dec: 8am to 2.30pm
    Fri 24 Dec: 8am to 5pm
    Sat 25 Dec: closed
    Sun 26 Dec: closed
    Mon 27 Dec: closed
    Tue 28 Dec: closed
    Wed 29 Dec: 8am to 6pm
    Thu 30 Dec: 8am to 6pm
    Fri 31 Dec: 8am to 5pm
    Sat 1 Jan: closed
    Sun 2 Jan: 12pm to 4pm
    Mon 3 Jan: closed
    Tue 4 Jan: 8am to 6pm

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