Holdings by Type (as at end of 2020-21)

Total 8,056,474
Manuscripts (shelf space in metres) 18,375
(including microforms, e-books & ephemera)
Serials (including newspapers) 1
Serials, Current 32,416
Oral History recordings  25,528
Music scores 239,195
Pictures 1,599,297
Maps 790,835
Aerial photographs 862,318
Digitised collection items 2 684,699

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 2020-21, 94.7% of the collection is catalogued and searchable through the online catalogue.

Total 5,584,493
Monographs (including microforms, e-books & kits) 4,582,962
Serials 427,526
Manuscripts 20,907
Oral history 23,045
Music scores 161,011
Pictures 242,600
Maps (including aerial photographs) 126,442

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.