Mitchell Library Reading Room temporarily closed Tuesday 12 December 2017. More info
The State Library of NSW now offers NSW residents 24/7 access to SAI Global's database of Australian Standards.
This is a fantastic resource for anyone working in the Australian environment who needs to access up-to-date, full-text Australian standards.
To access the database you will need to be resident in New South Wales and hold a State Library Card.
To find a specific standard, do a 'quick search' by number or title. If you don't know the name or number of the standard you are looking for, you can enter keywords, such as 'flooring' or 'access'. This will search the titles of the standards – it is not a full-text search.
(Be sure to tick the box 'search within subscription only', as the Library's subscription does not cover the entire SAI Global database, only the Australian standards.)
Click the standard you want to view from the list of results. The results page will give you some more information about the document (including when published, whether it is still current, and what standard it replaces, if any). You will also find a link to the full-text PDF document.
Please note: PDF documents can be downloaded and viewed from home, but they cannot be printed or kept. The downloaded documents have a timed expiry of five days, after which they will no longer be viewable. If you are using the database in the Library, you will be able to print the files, at the usual cost of 20c per black and white A4 page.