Reading Room

SRO's Search Room has moved to the 3rd Floor of the Alexander Library Building

From Monday 20 July 2020 the State Records Office WA and State Library of WA have co-located research spaces (including Search and Reading Rooms) in the JS Battye Library of West Australian History, on the 3rd floor of the State Library (Alexander Library Building).

Original and microfilm copies of State Archives can be accessed in the Reading Room or desginated microfilm research area on the 3rd floor of the State Library.

You can order State Archives through the SRO's Online Catalogue and if you wish to discuss your research with an Archivist on Duty please make an appointment online.

An online request or call slip must be completed for each item (including volumes and part files) by 4pm for retrieval by 11am the following working day (Monday-Friday, except public holidays). There is a general limit of 10 items per daily retrieval per researcher which comprises 5 items per client per day for records held onsite, and up to 5 per client per retrieval for records held offsite. State Archives which are located in our off-site repository include maps and plans, and most Consignment numbers greater than 5237). 

Retrieval deliveries occur once every working day with all items being available at 11am in the Reading Room. Offsite retrievals occur on the business day following the request.