The Library builds our national collection through legal deposit, donations, gifts and purchasing items. We are grateful for your help in building a rich collection that tells the stories of all Australians.

Learn more about how to donate collection material to the Library and what we're looking for. For gifts through the Cultural Gifts Program, please consult our webpage before making your offer.

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What we collect

We collect today what will be important tomorrow

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Current collecting priorities

We want to gather the experiences of all Australians

Legal deposit

Legal deposit makes up the core of our collection

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Australian Web Archive

We capture online material to help preserve our national stories

Offer us collection material

Offers of published and original material enhance our collections

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Donation FAQs

Got something to donate? Check out this resource first