The department will be closed from Wednesday 27 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024. We will respond to queries in the New Year. Best wishes for a safe and happy festive season.
The call out includes more LGBTQIA+ materials and comes as the library celebrates and recognises the importance of PrideFEST.
The State Library has over 40 kilometres of shelves — storing and preserving an enormous collection of Western Australian materials and stories.
Despite this huge collection, a recent analysis of the collection and a community consultation exercise made it clear that there was a need to address historic gaps and omissions.
In response, the State Library has released a new collections strategy, which identifies general collection principles, and based on those principles and the gaps in the collection the State Library has developed four major collecting priorities:
The State Library is looking for more than paper and books. It collects photographs, diaries, digital materials, music, posters, letters, oral history, movies and more.
For information about the new collections strategy and how you can donate materials to the State Library visit the State Library website.
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