Accessing Material

The National Library is a closed stack reference library which means that books and other items in our collections can’t be browsed or borrowed and must be ordered for consultation in our reading rooms. We operate fixed delivery times in our Main Reading Room and in the Manuscripts Reading Room, while access to our Prints and Drawing Collections and Photographic Collections is by appointment only.

Follow the links below for more information about accessing the material you're interested in:

Accessing Printed Collections and Microfilm
Information about accessing books, periodicals/journals, newspapers, official publications and microfilm.

Accessing Manuscripts
Infomation about accessing our manuscript collections

Accessing Prints & Drawings, and Ephemera
Information about accessing prints, drawings and ephemera items

Accessing Photographs
Information on accessing photographs

Accessing Maps
Information on accessing maps

Accessing Music
Information on accessing musical scores