Searching the catalogue

Although you can’t browse the Library’s shelves in person, you can use the Catalogue to browse by title, author, subject or Dewey number.

To search for early maps held in the Library’s collection, select the Browse alphabetically tab, then subjects. Start with the geographic area, such as Australia or South Australia, then add to it as follows:

You can also search for maps of Australia created by specific countries. Use the advanced search function, searching for the nationality, the word ‘Australia’, narrow limit to map, and add the date range 150 - 1900:

To search for published works about Australia’s mapping held in the Library’s collection, use: