We provide a range of tools to assist your research.

Our research guides and subject listings cover popular topics including family history, government publications, and special collections. They provide expert search techniques and strategies to help you navigate the Library’s collection.

If extensive research help is required, we have compiled a list of private researchers and valuers.

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Family history

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Research guides

Our guides will help you explore the depths of our rich collections.

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Published guides and bibliographies

Major guides and bibliographies that can help you navigate our vast collections.

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Private researchers and valuers

Contact information for valuations and further assistance with research.

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Australian Joint Copying Project

The Australian Joint Copying Project (AJCP) is a collection of unique historical material relating to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific dating from 1560 to 1984.