Please note

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the National Library has temporarily modified some of its pictures and manuscripts collecting activities. Offers of material are being assessed by staff, however activities such as the supply of boxes, appraisal visits, valuations and freight have been paused until further notice.


items from the pictures and manuscripts collection


Once you submit this form you will receive a system generated response and tracking number. A member of our Acquisitions team will contact you within two weeks regarding your offer.

Please submit your offer or enquiry prior to sending any material offered for consideration. 

Before you submit your offer

Have you read our Donation FAQs? They contain lots of helpful information about the Library’s collecting scope, the donation process and how donations are used by the Library.

About this form

This form is for submitting information about offers of collection material, not a web deposit service for the transfer of digital collections.

You will have the opportunity to supply digital attachments (for example, images and descriptive lists) with this form for assessment purposes only.


Download a hard copy of our Collection offer form (PDF, 331KB). Please complete the form and mail it to:

Acquisitions team
Pictures & Manuscripts Branch
National Library of Australia
Parkes Place
Canberra ACT 2600