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City of Perth Library


In line with WA Government advice, the City of Perth Library and History Centre is open. Please note you will be required to sign in on entry and exercise good personal hygiene. Please do not visit the Library if you are unwell, and get tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Please see the WA Government website for latest details of restrictions and requirements.

City of Perth Library snapshot

The City of Perth Library is located at 573 Hay St, near the Perth Town Hall. The Library is also accessible from St Georges Terrace via the Cathedral Square precinct. Conveniently located in the heart of the City, the Library is used by residents, city workers, students, tourists, visitors and shoppers. The Library covers 3,500 square metres and is revealed over seven levels. Visitors can explore the ceiling artwork, cafe, outdoor terrace and floors for young adults and children. The Library offers fiction and non-fiction book collections, DVDs, magazines, newspapers and a host of online resources. Escape the rush and enjoy the City of Perth Library’s inviting spaces for reading, relaxing, study and play.

Book Sets

Get some friends together and start your own book club with the Library’s free book sets.
Take a look at some of our great book set titles below or learn more about borrowing them.

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro book cover

By Kazuo Ishiguro

Meet Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities.

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins book cover

By Jeanine Cummins

When Lydia's husband published an article about the "jefe" of an Acapulco drug cartel their lives changed forever. Now she must find the strength to keep running for her son.

Untamed by Glennon Doyle book cover

By Glennon Doyle

For years Glennon Doyle denied her discontent. Then, while speaking at a conference, she looked at a woman across the room and fell instantly in love.

Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart book cover

By Douglas Stuart

'Shuggie' Bain is a sweet and lonely boy who spends his 1980s childhood in public housing in Glasgow, Scotland.


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    573 Hay Street

    Perth WA 6000

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    (08) 9461 3500

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    Open Hours

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

    Sun 24 Oct: 11am to 4pm

    Christmas & New Year Hours

    Fri 3 Dec: 8am to 2.30pm
    Fri 24 Dec: 8am to 5pm
    Sat 25 Dec: closed
    Sun 26 Dec: closed
    Mon 27 Dec: closed
    Tue 28 Dec: closed
    Wed 29 Dec: 8am to 6pm
    Thu 30 Dec: 8am to 6pm
    Fri 31 Dec: 8am to 5pm
    Sat 1 Jan: closed
    Sun 2 Jan: 12pm to 4pm
    Mon 3 Jan: closed
    Tue 4 Jan: 8am to 6pm

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