Between 10 pm Saturday, 11 July and 1 am Sunday, 12 July (AEST) access to the Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.


The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

The Donald MacPherson collection bookplate1970

The Donald MacPherson collection of art and literature was established with funds provided from a bequest by the Misses Margaret and Elizabeth MacPherson. This bequest became fully available to the Library in 1970, and it was directed that the income from it be used for "the purchase of books of pure literature and fine art, that is to say books of literature and about literature and fine arts".