Holdings by Type (as at end of 2019-20)

Total 7,973,819
Manuscripts (shelf space in metres) 18,196
(including microforms, e-books & ephemera)
Serials (including newspapers) 1
Serials, Current 33,637
Oral History recordings  25,388
Music scores 237,781
Pictures 1,598,100
Maps 784,329
Aerial photographs 862,318
Digitised collection items 2 545,377

1. Figures reflect number of titles rather than number of issues.
2. See Digitisation of Library Collections for further information.

Number of records in the Library's Online Catalogue

As at the end of 2019-20, 94.3% of the collection is catalogued and searchable through the online catalogue.

Total 5,420,108
Monographs (including microforms, e-books & kits) 4,547,394
Serials 304,323
Manuscripts 20,848
Oral history 22,141
Music scores 158,831
Pictures 241,156
Maps (including aerial photographs) 125,415

Note: There is no direct correlation between the Holdings and the Number of records in the catalogue as in some instances one catalogue record covers multiple collection items while in other instances several catalogue records describe multiple parts of a single item.