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You are welcome to copy, order copies and re-use material from the State Library's collections provided you meet the requirements of the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cwlth) and any special requirements that may apply to material that is defined as rare, unique or culturally sensitive.

Information on copyright provided by the State Library does not constitute legal advice. If in doubt, seek legal advice before copying a work.

About copyright

Learn about copyright in Australia and how it applies to the State Library's collection.

Copyright and our image collection

View the State Library's position on copyright and our image collection.

No known copyright restrictions

View the State Library's no known copyright restrictions and conditions of use.

Order a copy and seek permission to publish

You can order a copy of our collection material, as well as seek permission to publish via an online form.

orphan works information

View the State Library's position on orphan works.

Takedown policy

If you have seen a collection item online which should not be available publicly, you can request that the item is removed.