The National Library endorses these position statements on copyright, issued by National & State Libraries Australia (NSLA).
NSLA's position on copyright exceptions and limitations, including Crown copyright, duration of copyright, fair dealing and orphan works (updated March 2021).
Principles and standards of a reasonable search by a library to identify the copyright owner before using an orphan work (updated 2019).
Guidelines for NSLA libraries for dealing with works where the copyright owner is unknown (2019).
NSLA supports the principle that public domain works should be publicly accessible and available for re-use (updated 2019).
Policy framework and principles for Indigenous content held in NSLA library collections (2021).