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Preview the redeveloped Catalogue before it launches late July.

Due to major building activity, some collections are unavailable. Please check your requests before visiting. Learn more.

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Checking your requests

It takes time for us to retrieve your request: learn more about the Library's collection delivery service

Once logged in, your "Requests" page lists items requested, available for collection, and recent historic requests (going back approximately one week). Click the "Requests" link near the top right corner of the page to access this information:


For quick reference, the site also displays request summary information on every page, just below the "Requests" link:


The requests summary page lets you quickly see which requests are currently being processed, which items are available for collection, as well as requests made during the previous week:


The pickup location is clearly listed, along with an area for any notes Library staff may have entered regarding your request. For any item in these lists, click the title to visit the record display page.

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Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.