Six men standing around a truck loaded with crates of books outside Old Parliament House

Mildenhall, William James (1891-1962), Move to Canberra, 1926. Books arriving at Parliament House  1926, nla.obj-137301136

The Collection deaccessioning and disposal policy outlines selection, deaccessioning and disposal pathways for both accessioned collection assets and for materials sent to the Library for consideration for inclusion in the collection.

Under section 4.5.2 Disposal Methods, it is noted that the Library may also consider:

  • Gifting the material to an institution or organisation with similar or related goals and objectives to the Library, for example open access to information.

If you have specific enquiries which are not answered by the policy, please contact us through our Ask A Librarian.

See also the FAQ Where can I find organisations which donate books?