You are welcome to copy material or order copies from the Library’s collections provided you meet the requirements of the Australian Copyright Act and any special requirements that may apply to material that is original, unpublished or culturally sensitive.
Information on copyright provided by the Library does not constitute legal advice. If in doubt, seek legal advice before copying a work.
A description of copyright, what it covers and who owns it.
An overview of the duration of copyright and general rules for different types of works.
What you need to do if you want to copy a work including information about getting permission from the copyright owner.
Information about what you can copy without permission from the owner as well as the key exceptions in the Copyright Act.
Information about when you need the Library's permission. Also includes information about copying digitised material from the Library's collections.
Information about finding copyright owners of books and other printed materials and of original or unpublished works. Also covers what to do if the copyright owner is hard to trace.
Information about the additional legal and cultural issues when copying Indigenous works.
Links to copyright resources including Australian Copyright Council information sheets.
Examples of how to identify copyright owners and other copyright information in catalogue records
Common copyright terms