Whether you’re a researcher, publisher or just visiting, there are many ways we can assist you.

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Getting started

Before you begin your research at the National Library it is important to get prepared.

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Research tools and resources

How the National Library of Australia can help you with your research.

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Learning

We have a range of resources online and at the Library to help you use our collections and services

Reading rooms

Access the Library’s world-class collections and services through our modern and comfortable reading rooms.
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Digital reproductions and interlibrary loans

If you can't make it to the Library we have digital reproduction and interlibrary loans services for individuals and for libraries.

Services for publishers

We play an important role in providing key services to publishers and libraries.

Services for libraries

The National Library of Australia leads, partners and connects to deliver excellent services to Australian libraries and the communities they serve.

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Copyright in library collections

Legal and ethical requirements apply when copying, re-using or publishing material from the Library's collections. Find information and resources to help you understand your responsibilities.