Inter Library Loans

The State Library provides an inter library loan service for borrowing or photocopying material from the State Library collection.

Individuals can contact their local WA public library to request a copy or loan of items held in the State Library's collection. State Library members, who are permanent residents, can use the borrow direct service Get It.

Organisations, non WA Public Libraries and libraries in other Australian states can request SLWA material using VDX or Libraries Australia Document Delivery.

WA Public Libraries must request State Library of WA  materials through VDX.


The standard loan period is six weeks for books from the State Library general collection. Four week loans are offered for loans to other libraries and for music scores and audiovisual material. Loan periods for other materials may vary.

The standard fee for books or photocopy requests $16.50 (per item, up to for up to 50 consecutive pages, including GST).

Requests from libraries should comply wih the Australian Copyright law, Copyright Act 1968 and include the following declaration: "Request complies with section 50 of the Copyright Act."

Copying from the collections of the State Library of Western Australia will be subject to copyright provisions and conservation policies.

For more information on our interlibrary loan conditions, view our entry in the Australian Interlibrary Resource Sharing Directory.

Last updated on: 23 Feb 2017