City of Perth Library, Perth

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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’ The Isle is Full of Noises – 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 March 2016
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  • City of Perth Library is a lovely building and a perfect spot to grab a coffee while reading a magazine or newspaper, to settle down with a good book, or get some writing done. Whether you are a local...  more »
  • I have to say this of Perth, they have a wide selection of well designed buildings that are a credit to the city. Didn't go in just admired it from the outside.  more »
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  • I only visited the children section and I find it beautiful... The "quiet inside/be loud outside" aspect is smart. They have book readings for toddlers and many more other events. 👍🏽
  • Beautifully designed building with stunning views of the city below. Nowhere near as big as the state library but very cosy and is great as a study or chill out zone, including a no-adults-allowed young adult level at the very top and cafe on the ground floor. Some interesting finds on every level.

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