Rare and unique works

Examples from the Library's collection: architectural plans; art works; diaries, letters and other manuscripts; maps; unpublished music, photographs, oral history sound recordings; excludes rare books.

Published works

Works of which reproductions have been supplied to the public, such as books, newspapers, magazines, most maps, commercially-made music CDs, television broadcasts.

Unpublished works

Works of which reproductions have not been supplied to the public. These can include architectural plans; art works; diaries, letters and other manuscripts; hand-drawn maps and music scores; oral history sound recordings; and photographs.

Public domain works

When copyright has expired, a work is said to be in the 'public domain'.