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City of Perth Library

The City of Perth Library provides a great selection of books, magazines, newspapers, DVDs and eResources. A perfect place for study, work and contemplation. The Library features a magnificent ceiling artwork and also has bookable meeting rooms, an auditorium, terrace and levels for young adults and families to enjoy.

The City’s library service has been around for 65 years and we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our community. We’re proud to share our newly published Library Strategy 2023-2027.

Book Sets

Get some friends together and start your own book club with the Library’s free book sets.

To browse all the titles available click here


Book cover of The Marriage Portrait by Maggie O'Farrell

By Maggie O'Farrell

Florence, 1561. Lucrezia, third daughter of Cosimo de' Medici, is free to wander the palazzo at will, wondering at its treasures and observing its clandestine workings.

Book cover of Shrines of Gaiety by Kate Atkinson

By Kate Atkinson

A mesmerising novel set in Soho in the 1920s, when gangsters and politicians, peers and dancing girls, rubbed shoulders in a dazzling new world.

Cover of Lucy by the Sea by Elizabeth Strout

By Elizabeth Strout

Elizabeth Strout once again turns her eye to the inner workings of the human heart, this time following the indomitable Lucy Barton through the early days of the pandemic.

Book cover of The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida by Shehan Karunatilaka

By Shehan Karunatilaka

Maali Almeida, war photographer, has woken up dead. In the afterlife he has seven moons to try and lead the people he loves most to a hidden cache of photos.


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    573 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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    Mon to Fri: 8am to 6pm
    Sat: 10am to 4pm
    Sun: 12pm to 4pm
    Public holidays: closed 


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