For Researchers

Viewing of the State Library's Rare Book or Archival Collections can be undertaken in the Leah Jane Cohen Reading Room located in the Battye Library on the 3rd floor of the State Library building.

Current researcher's membership is required to access the facilities of the Leah Jane Cohen Reading Room. Membership cards must be shown to staff on entry and remain visible to security staff. As part of the registration process, researchers must also sign an agreement to abide by the "Conditions for the Use of Archival Records". Researcher's membership is valid for 5 years and must be produced each time items are requested for viewing.

Consult a Subject Specialist

If you are carrying out in-depth research in any topic relating to Western Australia or Family History and require further guidance, it may be advisable to contact a subject specialist in these areas for advice on the collections and how best to utilise them. For Western Australian information contact Steve Howell (Monday to Friday on 08 9427 3476 or and for Family History information contact Tricia Fairweather (Monday to Friday on 08 9427 3395 or or Leonie Hayes (Tuesday to Thursday on 08 9427 3247 or to arrange an appointment.

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Page last updated: Friday 2 January 2015

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