- What we collect
- Preserving our collections
- Building our collections
- Selected Library collections
- Collection statistics
- History of the collection
- Processing and describing our collections
You are welcome to copy and re-use material from the Library’s collections provided you meet the requirements of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and any special requirements that may apply to material that is rare, unique or culturally sensitive.
Information on copyright provided by the Library does not constitute legal advice. If in doubt, seek legal advice before copying a work.
Rights and our rare and unique collections
Find out how we balance copyright law with donors’ rights
- Manuscripts Collection
- Maps Collection
- Music Collection
- Oral History and Folklore Collection
- Pictures Collection
Read about the basics of copyright law and how they apply in libraries
- About copyright
- How long does copyright last?
- Your responsibilities
- Copyright glossary
- Useful copyright resources
Learn about obtaining permission for copying and publishing
- What can I copy and re-use without the copyright owner’s permission?
- Do I need the Library’s permission as well as the copyright owner’s permission?
- Copying and re-using works with Indigenous content
- How do I find copyright owners?
Find out what you need to do to publish an item from our rare and unique collections