About City of Perth Library

Connect, learn and relax at the City’s new community meeting place.

Whether you’re after research materials, the daily paper, free access to e-books, or just a place of contemplation, the City of Perth Library is your own learning and living room.

The new purpose-built, seven-storey, state-of-the-art, circular building is the first major civic building to be constructed since the Perth Concert Hall was built nearly 40 years ago.

The new City of Perth Library features dedicated History Centre, Young Adult and Children’s floors ­ complete with a living Tree of Knowledge under which to enjoy story time ­and an outdoor terrace overlooking Cathedral Square.

Visitors are welcomed into an open ground floor with views to Perth’s largest living green wall; while high above, the ceiling showcases renowned artist Andrew Nichols’ Delight and Hurt Not – an artwork that retells the end of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, from a Western Australian perspective.

With free Wi-Fi, audio visual and meeting rooms, reading areas and free Library-exclusive digital and multimedia resources, the City of Perth Library is a vibrant and welcoming community hub with a lot more than just books.

For residents, students, city workers, tourists and visitors, it is your place to explore, create and participate.

Opening Hours

  • Mon - Fri
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun
    12:00pm - 4:00pm

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