The Library specialises in Australian history, literature, theatre, arts, architecture, sport and natural history. We also have strong collections in Pacific and Antarctic exploration, Australian inland exploration and Aboriginal culture, history, language and art.
Our collections contain signficant original material including pictures, manuscripts and maps.
Free Research consultation
Just starting your research in the Library? Complete our online form and ask for a research consultation. We will guide you to resources and provide advice on search strategies.
Manuscripts, pictures, MAPS and rare books
We do not charge a fee for permission to publish items from our collections. For more details, see Publishing items.
These are a series of talks presented on the first Tuesday of the month. Check the Events page for details of future talks.
If you would like to share your experiences and discoveries using our collections, submit a proposal outlining your talk to email@example.com with 'Scholarly Musings proposal' in the subject line.