The National Library endorses these position statements on copyright, issued by National & State Libraries Australia (NSLA).

Position statement on copyright exceptions and limitations
NSLA's position on copyright exceptions and limitations, including Crown copyright, duration of copyright, fair dealing and orphan works (updated March 2021).
Position statement on reasonable search for orphan works
Principles and standards of a reasonable search by a library to identify the copyright owner before using an orphan work (updated 2019).
Procedural guidelines for reasonable search for orphan works
Guidelines for NSLA libraries for dealing with works where the copyright owner is unknown (2019).
Position statement on public domain works
NSLA supports the principle that public domain works should be publicly accessible and available for re-use (updated 2019).
Position statement on Indigenous intellectual property and ownership
Policy framework and principles for Indigenous content held in NSLA library collections (2021).