State Library of Western Australia Foundation

Applications for the Kay Poustie Scholarship 2017 are now open - apply here (PDF2.29MB)

A scholarship grant of up to $5,000 is available for a library professional in Western Australia to travel overseas to either explore ideas and initiatives that could potentially be applied to the Western Australia public library network or to attend a professional international conference.

Past scholarship recipients and their scholarship outcomes

The annual scholarship is a partnership between the State Library of WA and Public Libraries WA.  


Kay Poustie Scholarship Award Winner 2016

Jessica Madureira, Assistant Library Manager, City of Swan, is the latest recipient of the Kay Poustie Scholarship presented at the Library Board of Western Australia’s Excellence Awards held on 26 May 2016 at the State Library of Western Australia. More information...

         Reports from Previous Winners  


Mining & Energy WA: Treasuring our Resource History

           The Mining & Energy WA Archive is an exciting new initiative established by the State Library of Western Australia                          working in partnership with the State Library of WA Foundation.  More information...


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hiLIGHTS: A Fitting Celebration

             Recap of the finale to celebrate 125 years of the State Library.


The Juniper Collection

            Recent acquisition and launch at the State Library of WA.