Holdings by Type (as at end of 2015-16)

Total 6,928,238
Manuscripts (estimated shelf space)
Ca. 15 km
(including microforms, e-books & ephemera)
Serials (including newspapers) 1 207,467
Serials, Current 37,024
Oral History recordings  22,225
Music scores 230,551
Pictures 1,142,397
Maps 729,847
Aerial photographs 862,290
Digitised collection items 2 251,502

1. Figures reflect number of titles rather than number of issues.
2. This represents 4,397,178 total pages digitised.

Number of records in the Library's Online Catalogue

As at the end of 2015-16, 92.9% of the collection is catalogued and searchable through the online catalogue.

Total 5,305,006
Monographs (including microforms, e-books & kits) 4,408,797
Serials 363,453
Manuscripts 29,397
Oral history 19,656
Music scores 136,616
Pictures 225,376
Maps (including aerial photographs) 121,711

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.