Material in the ephemera collections is filed by subject. Catalogue descriptions for each subject are progressively being added to the Library's catalogue: to find these, add 'Ephemera' to any keyword search.

Ephemera thesauri: A key to the subjects used to file general ephemera (PDF, 1315KB) and trade catalogues ephemera (PDF, 170KB) is available.

Readers may request to use material in the collection at any time using eCallslips via the Library's catalogue.

Finding aids

Finding aids to selected holdings are available for:

And from our performing arts (PROMPT) sequence, specific performers, companies and productions:


Digital ephemera is stored and made accessible through PANDORA: Australia's Web Archive as well as through the catalogue.

Copying and borrowing material from the collection

Material from the ephemera collection can be copied subject to copyright and permissions restrictions, and preservation risks. Copies may be requested through the Copies Direct service.

Material from the ephemera collection is not available for loan.