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State Library of Western Australia catalogue

The State Library of Western Australia enriches the lives of all Western Australians by treasuring their stories, building, preserving and sharing physical and digital collections, while reflecting the State’s rich heritage and history.

Many items listed on the State catalogue are held at other libraries around the State and you can request to borrow them through by speaking to a Library staff member. 

  • Visit the State Library of Western Australia website
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Browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks and eBooks via the BorrowBox app. Download straight to your device to enjoy anytime, anywhere.

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Libby by Overdrive

Borrow and download thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks with OverDrive|Libby. Just sign in with your library card to enjoy digital books on your computer, tablet or smartphone anytime, anywhere.

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Browse and view over 30,000+ indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through the Kanopy app.

Browse the collection of movies and docos

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Get instant access to over 925,000 titles on hoopla, including: audiobooks, ebooks, comics, music, movies, television shows and BingePasses.

NEW! Kids Mode with PIN protection for safer viewing for children.

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Ancestry Library Edition

Access the world's largest online family history resource with 10 billion genealogical records from across the globe and millions of family trees. Use it to search through census, birth, marriage, death, military, convict and immigration records, as well as Australian electoral rolls and passenger lists.

Ancestry Library Edition is available to access from the public computers within the library and is free to use for library members.


With over 4 billion records from across the globe, it has never been easier to connect and build family trees.

Findmypast is available to access from the public computers within the library and is free to use for library members.


An online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.

Explore the world of Busythings

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Story Box Library

Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.

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A digital collection of picture books allowing kids to enjoy the magic of books and other activities in languages other than English. Gain access to 3000+ book titles in 65+ languages, including Auslan (Australian Sign Language). 

Visit the LOTE4Kids website or download the app.