A summary of accessibility
The State Records Office is located in the south western corner of the Alexander Library building/State Library in the Perth Cultural Centre, being that part of the building nearest to the corner of James and William Streets in Northbridge. A purple coloured line of the Cultural Centre tactile paths leads you to the SRO's front door and Search Room. For some there may be a few access problems, especially those in a wheelchair, as the front door is heavy, taking you into a small alcove area with another glass door which leads to the front desk. Once inside wheelchair access is good.
The SRO’s disability access door is located in the ground floor newspaper reading section of the State Library, which is accessed via the main entrance of the State Library. A buzzer is available near the doorframe of this door to alert SRO desk staff, allowing you access to the Search Room. Public transport and accessible parking are close to the SRO. Accessible toilet facilities are available in the adjacent State Library.
There is assistance available at this venue. If needs be please contact the SRO by phone on 9247 3600 before visiting to discuss your specific access needs.
Public transport (Transperth's online journey planner)
There are bus stops along Beaufort and William Streets. There is a CAT bus to this venue which stops on William Street (Alexander Library stop). The nearest train station is Perth. The path from the train station to the SRO is wheelchair accessible and also tactile for sight impaired. There is a set down / pick up point off William Street suitable for cars, taxis, maxi taxis and small buses.
There are seven accessible parking bays at the State Library car park. The bays are wide and even. The bays are clearly identified and people using these bays must display a current ACROD parking permit.