As a member of the National and State Libraries of Australasia (NSLA), the Library is committed to collaborative collection development.  The Library follows the Collaborative Collections Principles endorsed by NSLA.

The Library takes into account the collecting activity of the Australian National University Library when making acquisition decisions for Asian and Pacific materials. There are in-principle collecting agreements for Chinese, Japanese and Korean language materials and Pacific newspapers. The Library has no other agreements with the Australian academic sector regarding current overseas, Asian and Pacific collecting.

The Library is open to working with other collecting institutions within Australia and abroad to ensure the continuing availability of overseas, Asian and Pacific resources in library collections.