Bring your school group for a tour of the City of Perth Library. Self-guided and tours guided by Library staff are available, although guided tours are not available on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Groups are welcome to visit on these days, but due to our regular programming the Children’s Floor will be very busy.
Children's Book Week
CBCA Book Week 2022 Reading Challenge
July 1 to August 30, 2022
The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Book Week celebrates authors, illustrators, and readers (like you!). Join us as we celebrate this year's theme, Dreaming with Eyes Open, by taking part in our reading challenges on Beanstack.
CBCA Book Week 2022: Dreaming with Eyes open (Ages 0-6)
CBCA Book Week 2022: Dreaming with Eyes open (Ages 7-12)
CBCA Book Week 2022: Dreaming with Eyes open (Ages 13-18)
Read from the CBCA book lists provided in each challenge and log your reading to earn badges and go into the prize draw.
One lucky class or group will win a 1-hour writing workshop or author visit with the fantastic author and STEM creative Cristy Burne to the value of $365. Terms and conditions apply.
Prizes for individuals include 2x Boffins Books vouchers to the value of $50 each, 1x Palace cinemas voucher to the value of $50 and 10 book prizes, including copies of Zeroes and Ones by Cristy Burne.
Visit Beanstack to read more about the requirements of each challenge.
Schools are welcome to run self-guided Library visits for groups of students. As groups can be disruptive, it is important to let us know when you are planning your visit so we can ensure there are no clashes with scheduled programmes or other groups. Please contact our Youth Services Librarians.
The Library offers guided tours for school groups from pre-primary through to high school. Tours are conducted by the Youth Services Team and can be customised according to the age, ability and interests of your students.
Library tour (20 minutes)
This tour will take your group around the Library's public areas, providing information about the collections on each floor. The tour will focus on the floor that is most appropriate for your students.
Library tour and reading (40 minutes)
This tour will take your group around the Library's public areas, providing information about the collections on each floor. The tour will focus on the floor that is most appropriate for your students. The tour will be followed by a reading of some of our favourite stories.
Note: Tour groups access the Library via the stairs. Lifts are available if required, but are not recommended for large groups.
Please contact our Youth Services Librarians to book a tour.
Youth Services Librarians
Telephone: 08 9461 3500
Plan your visit
If the weather is fine we recommend assembling on the lawn between St Georges Cathedral and the Library. A Youth Services Team member will meet you five minutes before your booked tour or programme starts. If the weather is inclement, assemble students in the Library foyer by the lifts on the Ground Floor. Please take care to ensure students are not blocking either the lift or stair entrances.
Conduct in the Library
School tours and presentations take place alongside standard Library operations. Please encourage your students to maintain the quiet atmosphere. Students remain the responsibility of teachers at all times.
Food and drink are allowed inside the Library, however there are limited spaces for large groups to sit. The Library's front lawn is recommended for breaks (weather permitting). Alternatively, the tree area on Level Four can accommodate your group.
If you have booked a tour, the Library can store school bags for the duration of your visit. Please inform us if bag storage will be required when you book.