Sport and Recreation Information Centre
The Information Centre contributes to the achievements of the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Western Australian sport and recreation industry by providing access to current, relevant and timely library services to members of sport and recreation communities and other interested people.
The Information Centre was established in 1974. Since then the collection has increased to include material on many subjects related to sport and recreation.
The collection contains: CD-Rom, conference proceedings, DVDs, electronic documents, local government reports, management resources, monographs, periodicals, theses and videotape resources. The library collection also covers a wide area of subjects including:
- Facility design and management
- Junior sport
- Marketing and public relations
- Outdoor recreation
- Recreation management
- Sport for people with disabilities
- Sports science
- Sports medicine
- Sports Law
- Sociology of sport
- Sport history
Current awareness services
The Information Centre provides various current awareness services which can assist you to keep up to date in the sport and recreation field. If you would like further information on these services please contact the Information Centre on 9492 9870.
Research services – The Information Centre is a research based library with access to the latest research in sport and recreation using databases such as SportDiscus and Medline.
New books – Material has been acquired in accordance with the Information Centre’s collection development policy. Recent acquisitions in the following subject areas include: physical fitness, strength training, government publications, leisure, recreation, Olympics, coaching, management, governance and material related to specific sports. Please view our latest acquisitions.
Resource links – These pages have been developed on specific subjects including Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and physical activity.
Interlibrary loan services – The Information Centre does provide document delivery services. Please complete the request form and return the form to the Information Centre by email or facsimile 08 9492 9711. If you are not a member of our library, you may borrow items on Inter-Library Loan through a library you are affiliated with.
Clearinghouse for Sport is an information and knowledge service provided by the Australian Sports Commission. It collects and distributes information for the sport and recreation industry. Clearinghouse for Sport requires you to register and log in to access the information.
Clearinghouse members have access to a range of online services and licensed resources, including:
- Electronic journals and research databases
- Digital image files, and video and audio recordings
- Current awareness and alerting services
- Digitally archived Australian sports publications and reports
- Research and references services
- Discussion forums and other online social collaboration tools
Make an appointment
An appointment is necessary to ensure that staff are available to provide assistance. You can make a tentative booking by email or by contacting the Information Centre from the contacts below.
Contact details for Information CentreInformation Centre
246 Vincent Street, LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
PO Box 329, LEEDERVILLE WA 6903
Telephone (08) 9492 9870
Facsimile (08) 9492 9711
Email the Information Centre
From 1 August 2008 the Information Centre will no longer be open to the public. Requests for information are welcome by telephone and email.
These websites and their content are not endorsed by the Department of Sport and Recreation.
Olympic Games links
Commonwealth Games links
Games for the disabled links
Physical activity links