Holdings by Type (as at end of 2017-18)

Total 7,266,922
Manuscripts (estimated shelf space)
Ca. 16 km
(including microforms, e-books & ephemera)
Serials (including newspapers) 1 209,910
Serials, Current 36,160
Oral History recordings  23,846
Music scores 234,752
Pictures 1,233,941
Maps 762,723
Aerial photographs 862,306
Digitised collection items 2 311,712

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 2017-18, 93.7% of the collection is catalogued and searchable through the online catalogue.

Total 5,319,133
Monographs (including microforms, e-books & kits) 4,458,032
Serials 313,113
Manuscripts 20,352
Oral history 20,462
Music scores 151,353
Pictures 232,652
Maps (including aerial photographs) 123,169

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.