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A photo of different posters for Connections Nightclub

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:

  • Aboriginal collections
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities
  • Mining and energy

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.

State Library website


Page reviewed 27 February 2023