State Library of Western Australia, Perth

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  • Providing computer browsing related information is a convenient place for travelers to visit. During the working holiday, the staff card at this library, the library members really help the success of the work. In addition, this library often has a very good art exhibition! feel a friendly environment, and the library outside is also a wide open, suitable for rest!
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  • Second visited to this library to try to find information on Bedford trucks as couldn't find wanted info online. Staff very helpful and guided me towards Bedford truck books that were published in Aus...  more »
  • This library is an excellent space to drop in for refreshment, a quiet place to read and or to meet a friend in a less than hurried space. We met and spent time inteh Rothschild Prayer Book exhibit......  more »
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  • The State Library of WA is positioned perfectly in James Street Mall..... With a brilliant cafe overlooking the beautiful water display at the side of the building, in case you need a break.... Free Wifi also in this area..... There are toilet facilities, wheelchair accessible .... The friendly staff are always eager to help you & your experience.... You must also be a member if you want to rent a book or a game console, that goes without saying, just be sure to have your driver's licence or passport ready....!!!
  • Have been in to access stored journals and pictures - staff were very helpful and accommodating. Easy process to register and start viewing information. Very nice environment and space to study.
  • Its a great place to access internet via computers(at least 60). It also got old books/news papers and a lot of empty space.Printing is cheap. But biggest problem its sort of day rest center for homeless especially ground floor where a lot of computers are located.Some places especially sofas on ground floor people sleep and security will wake them up and some times kick them out.Its sort of recurring segment. Some areas smell. Other than that its a great place to study.
  • Nice quiet spaces to work upstairs. Unfortunately not allowed to bring a skateboard upstairs - even after I offered to stow it away in my backpack. The security guard responded with "well then it would still be in the library then wouldn't it". There are also no signs that I could see stating such a rule - it would have been nice to know before wasting my time coming to the library then having to go straight back home. A few other interactions with staff also suggest to me that patrons are generally approached with skepticism by staff. I was innitially very keen to start using the library but unfortunately do not feel welcome anymore.
  • Always someone causing a scene in here but usually the security guards handle that. I also had a packet of snacks I just bought that one of the staff saw me put away into my bag (wasn't open and I wasn't eating it) and they told me I couldn't bring it up with me. No where else to put it? Can't leave it at reception and they don't have any lockers. Also hard to find working power outlets for charging.

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