NLA Publishing creates books that tell stories by and about Australians. We explore the Library’s extensive collections to share Australia’s culture and history.

Working with leading writers, illustrators and designers, we produce award-winning non-fiction and children’s titles in the fields of history, art, photography, the environment and literature. We shine a light on the Library’s treasures, interpreting them to offer a greater understanding of our country and its many peoples.

This year, NLA Publishing imprint is celebrating its 50th anniversary! 

NLA Publishing was established in 1971 to ‘share fully and effectively with scholars, students and the general reader the original manuscripts, fascinating pictorial records, rare books, literary, historical and social material in the Library’s collections’.

In 2022 and beyond, we are looking forward to bringing readers more new books – all connected to our vast collections. 

Buy our books

Our books are available from the National Library Bookshop and selected retailers.

Contact us

We’d love to hear from you! For all enquiries, please email pubadmin@nla.gov.au.

Submissions

We are currently accepting new submissions for consideration, and are open to submissions from diverse authors. Please review our publishing guidelines and our submission guidelines for submitting your proposal to ensure we’re the right fit for your book.

Submissions that meet both our publishing and submission guidelines can be emailed to pubadmin@nla.gov.au. Please note that the process of reviewing submissions can take some time. 

Booksellers and retailers

NewSouth Books is the sole distributor for NLA Publishing. Please contact them directly to discuss stocking our titles.

NewSouth Books

+61 (2) 4390 1300 | adscs@alliancedist.com.au | newsouthbooks.com.au

Rights and permissions

If you are a publisher interested in acquiring rights to our books, please email your request to pubadmin@nla.gov.au.

If you wish to reproduce any text extracts from a book published by NLA Publishing, you must request permission in advance, as the material is protected under copyright law. Please direct your request to pubadmin@nla.gov.au.

If you wish to reproduce an image from one of our books, please contact the National Library’s Copies Direct service.