- What we collect
- Preserving our collections
- Building our collections
- Selected Library collections
- Collection statistics
- History of the collection
- Processing and describing our collections
Every month the reading rooms here at the National Library of Australia are visited by thousands of people wishing to access our collections and services. Whilst many of them are experienced researchers, many are also just starting out on their research journey. You may be one of them.
Whatever stage you are at, whether you live in Canberra, reside interstate and want to access our resources from home, or are simply planning your future visit, the following tips will help you make the most of your valuable time at the National Library of Australia. (Please note that these tips are mostly in relation to our general collections of published material. Tips for accessing and using special collections can be found in our guide to Using the Special Collections Reading Room.)
And the best part about it is, you can do all this before you leave home. So sit down, open your laptop, tablet, PC or phone; connect to the National Library website and start preparing for your visit.
Remember, when you do make that long planned actual visit to the National Library, our friendly desk staff are always happy to assist you with any questions you may have.