You are welcome to request State Archives to view in person in the Reading Room at the State Library, or to request digital copies for a fee. The Reading Room is located on the 3rd floor of the State Library and archives can be accessed during normal State Library opening hours. You are also welcome to book an appointment with an Archivist to discuss your research.

Please note: the State Library Building and Reading Room will be closed on Monday 27 Sept 2021. Requests for archives received after 4pm Friday 24 Sept will be processed on Tuesday 28 Sept and available by 11am on Wed 29 Sept 2021.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that SRO's online catalogue includes the names of deceased persons. The SRO also acknowledges that accessing some of this material can be confronting.

Learn how to search our catalogue.

Register online to make a digitisation request. You can also submit a digitisation request through our website. When requesting a digital copy, we will subsequently advise you if the archive is suitable for digitisation and provide you with information about payment. Archives that have restricted access status, or are fragile and difficult to copy without potentially incurring damage, are not generally digitised.

For further information about the SRO and the State archives collection, please visit our website or email us at sro@sro.wa.gov.au.