Our digital collections are vast and diverse. They contain billions of digital files totaling nearly 5 petabytes (5 million gigabytes) in volume and include archived websites, audio and video recordings, digital photographs, personal archives, ebooks, journals, newspapers and much more.

The digital collections can be found and accessed through our catalogue, Trove, PANDORA and Australian Government Web Archive. Due to copyright restrictrions, not all content from the digital collections can be made available online. Some can only be accessed onsite at the Library, and some may be embargoed for a certain time as specified by publishers or donors.

Below you can get a small taste of what can be found in our digital collections. Feel free to go and explore more!

Members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are advised this page and links from this page contain names and images of people who have passed away.

Vince Wenberg talking about the Stolen Generation (oral history interview)Crikey (website)A scientist drilling an ice core sample in Antarctica (photograph)Ann Davie talking about video games (oral history interview)40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy (photograph)Byte Me Festival 2007 (website)An aboriginal man spear fishing (photograph)Win Tyzack talking about life during the 1930's Great Depression collection (oral history interview)Visitors filming a performance with their mobile telephones (photograph)Astronomer Brian Schimdt's lecture on the role of research in Australian lives (sound recording)Spaceship Earth (website)Olinda Poulton talking about communication through social media in rural communities (oral history interview)Aboriginal Tent Embassy (website)Four year old boy playing a game on iPhoneGames.on.net (website)