The State Library provides a range of valuable services and facilities for researchers. Whether you are undertaking a sustained research project or you are doing some quick fact checking, the State Library can offer you the materials and facilities to enable your research, and also a well maintained space in which to undertake such work.
Viewing of the State Library's Rare Book or Archival Collection can be undertaken in the Leah Jane Cohen Reading Room located on the 3rd floor in the Battye Library. A current Researcher's Ticket must be shown before access to the Leah Jane Cohen Reading Room will be allowed. Simply complete a registration form at the Enquiries Desk in the Battye Library or State Records Office Search Room. There is no charge for registration, but appropriate identification - such as a driver's licence or a passport - needs to be provided. As part of the registration process, researchers must also sign an agreement to abide by the "Conditions for the Use of Archival Records". A Researcher's Ticket is valid for 5 years if obtained from the Battye Library and for life if obtained from the State Records Office and must be produced each time records are requested.
Page last updated: Tuesday 23 February 2010