Secondary Teachers

The State Library's education workshops offer students from Years 7 - 12 the opportunity to access and engage with the Library's extensive primary source collections. The program links directly to the Western Australian HASS curriculum and promotes information literacy skills at all levels. Workshops run for an hour and are free.

Workshops and self-guided tours must be booked at least two weeks in advance.

Education Officers also provide professional learning for teachers on accessing authentic primary source materials and trustworthy websites online.

Please contact an education officer for more information or to make a booking. Telephone 9427 3202 or email

Visits and Guided Workshops: Years 7 - 10

Beyond Books Tour

Delve into the State Library's collections. Tour the library and explore newspapers, maps, ephemera, e-resources and more. Discover some of the historical gems the State Library holds and learn how to access these precious resources from your home or school.
Curriculum links: Cross Curricula
Note: Please speak to one of our Education Officers to tailor the Beyond Books tour to suit your individual curriculum requirements.


Knowing how to find information and being able to assess its veracity is a skill that has become particularly vital in the digital age. Libraries are our knowledge depositories and the places where we can develop and hone our information literacy skills. This one hour workshop assists students in improving their research techniques and retrieving a reputable answer more efficiently.
Curriculum Links:  Cross curricula   Note: Please speak to one of the Library's Education Officers to tailor the Search workshop to suit individual curriculum requirements.

Self-Guided Visits

Teachers are welcome to bring students into the State Library for self-guided visits. The Library recommends that all groups contact the State Library to book their visit, even if they do not require a guide or other educational services. This will ensure there are no clashes with other groups and the Library has adequate resources available. The Library's Education Officers may also be able to recommend alternative experiences in and around the State Library that may enrich the visit. 

Please note that duty of care of students on excursion at the State Library and the management of their behaviour remains with the supervising teacher.

State Library staff reserve the right to intervene if student behaviour impacts negatively on other library patrons or puts others at risk.

WACE Study Space 

The State Library offers a 'one-stop shop' for WACE students.  Study guides, past papers, Good Answer Guides and other WACE related resources and information can be found on the first floor of the Library.  The study space is open to Year 11 and 12 students during library hours, seven days a week.

Bookings & Enquiries

For further information on  the Education services and facilities, please contact a State Library Education Officer on (08) 9427 3202 or email Programs must be booked two weeks in advance.

Last updated on: 22 Sep 2017