Access for People With Special Needs

The State Library of Western Australia is a place for everyone.

We are not perfect yet but we are working to make our Library as accessible as possible.

To that end we are open to all suggestions. If you have a good idea tell us about it by sending us an email to or call us on 9427 3111 or just talk to our friendly front desk staff when you visit.

For details about our accessibility including parking, it is best to consult the Access WA website.

Note: We are working on providing updated accessibility information for the State Library. In the meantime, we have provided links to archived versions of information formerly available through AccessWA.

State Library building 

State Library Car Park  

Perth Cultural Centre 


The State Library of Western Australia's, Van Dock Area is located on Francis Street. The driveway is located next to the State Library Car Park and opposite Central TAFE.

There are three 30 minute parking bays available for contractors doing work within the State Library. Any contractor requiring parking must report to the Van Dock Staff for authorisation.

Items can be delivered between the hours of 07:30 and 15:00 Monday to Friday. Deliveries outside these times will not be accepted. All goods must be clearly marked with a receiver’s name. Delivery on pallets must not exceed 1.5 metres high and must be stacked inside the pallet's edge. Any damaged goods will not be accepted. All hazards items must have all relevant MSDS sheets and Van Dock Staff must be contacted prior to the delivery of these items with a date and time of delivery.


Bags greater than 48cm x 38cm are not permitted on the upper floors of the Library where the collections are housed. There is a sign with a size gage indicating maximum size, close to the security gates on the ground floor. 

Items that exceed our size limit may not be taken into the upper floors of the library.  There are no storage facilities available for such items. You are not able to leave these larger items at the Welcome Desk

Clients are responsible for their own belongings and bags whilst using any areas of the Library.

Baby Room

A room for parents with babies is located on the ground floor. The room has a place for nursing mothers and a change table. Please speak to our Welcome Desk staff on the ground floor if you need to access this room.

Public Toilets

Male and female toilets are available on the ground, first, second and third floors of the Library. A separate unisex disabled toilet is available on the ground floor.

Last updated on: 1 June 2021