Access for People With Special Needs
There is wheelchair access to the Library Building from James or Francis Streets, lifts to all floors and a wheelchair accessible toilet on each floor. Facilities are provided for people with vision impairment or hearing difficulties. For more information on the full range of accessibility services we offer.
The State Library of Western Australia's, Van Dock Area is located on Francis Street. The driveway is located next to the State Library Car Park and opposite Central TAFE.
There are three 30 minute parking bays available for contractors doing work within the State Library. Any contractor requiring parking must report to the Van Dock Staff for authorisation.
Items can be delivered between the hours of 07:30 and 15:30 Monday to Friday. Deliveries outside these times will not be accepted. All goods must be clearly marked with a receiver’s name. Delivery on pallets must not exceed 1.5 metres high and must be stacked inside the pallet's edge. Any damaged goods will not be accepted. All hazards items must have all relevant MSDS sheets and Van Dock Staff must be contacted prior to the delivery of these items with a date and time of delivery.
Bags greater than 48cm x 38cm are not permitted on the upper floors of the Library where the collections are housed. There is a sign with a size gage indicating maximum size, close to the security gates on the ground floor.
Items that exceed our size limit may not be taken into the upper floors of the library. There are no storage facilities available for such items. You are not able to leave these larger items at the Welcome Desk
Clients are responsible for their own belongings and bags whilst using any areas of the Library.
A room for parents with babies is located on the ground floor. The room has a place for nursing mothers and a change table. Please speak to our Welcome Desk staff on the ground floor if you need to access this room.
Male and female toilets are available on the ground, first, second and third floors of the Library. A separate unisex disabled toilet is available on the ground floor.