Manuscripts
Reading Room

Manuscripts Reading Room

The Manuscripts Reading Room (Second floor) provides access to the Library's 10,000 manuscript collections (over 12 kilometres in length), including the personal papers of notable Australians and the archives of a range of national non-government organisations.

In the Manuscripts Reading Room visitors will also find:

  • print copies of descriptive finding aids, many of which are online
  • copies of books based on Manuscripts Collection content.

After hours access to the Manuscripts Collection may be possible through the Petherick Reading Room by prior arrangement.