New Justice of the Peace Service Opens at State Library

Whenever you need a Justice of the Peace, think State Library of Western Australia.

A Justice of the Peace will be at the State Library every Monday to Friday from 10am to 2pm to do things such as witness and attest documents, certify copies of original documents, witness signing of documents such as Power of Attorney or Guardianship documents and divorce papers.

The service is free and no booking is required.

The State Library is working in partnership with the Department of the Attorney General to provide volunteer Justices of the Peace to provide the service.

The Justice of the Peace Signing Centre is located on the First Floor.

Get-It! upgrade complete

Get-It!  (online interlibrary requesting) is another way to find and access books, DVDs and other resources from State Library stock and requests can be lodged online through the State Library’s website at Get-It! (www.slwa.wa.gov.au/find/loans_and_orders/getit)

The system used to provide the Get-It service was successfully upgraded. We apologise for any inconvenience caused will the service was unavailable earlier this week during the upgrade (Monday 12 to Thursday 16 October).

edited 16 October by Nick after upgrade successful

2011 WA Premier’s Book Awards

Visit our new site: Premier’s Book Awards – http://pba.slwa.wa.gov.au/.

Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western AustraliaLast night Premier Colin Barnett announced Fiona Skyring’s Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia as winner of the 2011 Premier’s Prize worth $25,000.

Highly acclaimed Western Australian author Tim Winton was inducted into our Hall of Fame.

2011 Western Australia’s Premier’s Book Awards Category Winners

  • Non-Fiction:  Alice Pung, Her Father’s Daughter
    Published by Black Inc.
  • Fiction:  Anna Funder, All That I Am
    Published by Penguin Group (Australia)
  • Scripts:  Tim Winton and Ellen Fontana, Cloudstreet: The Screenplay
    Published by Penguin Group (Australia)
  • Children’s Books:   Michelle Gillespie and Sonia Martinez, Sam, Grace and the Shipwreck;
    Published by Fremantle Press.
  • Poetry:  Tracy Ryan, The Argument
    Published by Fremantle Press
  • Young Adults:  Penni Russon, Only Ever Always
    Published by Allen & Unwin
  • State Library of Western Australia WA History:  Fiona Skyring, Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia
    Published by UWA Publishing
  • Digital Narrative Award:  Max Barry, Machine Man
    Published by Scribe Publications
  • People’s Choice Award:  Anna Funder, All That I Am
    Published by Penguin Group (Australia)
  • Premier’s Prize:  Fiona Skyring, Justice: A History of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia;
    Published by UWA Publishing

Congratulations to all of the winners & publishers.

Films of the Commonwealth 24 – 29 October

Get set for a selection of films from the Commonwealth, presented in collaboration with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, Melbourne.  From fascinating features to quirky and thoughtful documentaries, short films and animation – stories from around the Commonwealth come to life on the big screen.

All film screenings are free.

Seating is limited for screenings in the State Library of Western Australia Theatre.   The Cultural Centre and State Library of WA are both alcohol free venues.

State Library Theatre Program – http://commonwealthfestival.com/program/films#library

Cultural Centre Program – http://commonwealthfestival.com/program/films#culture