Explore the specialised research collection of books, journals, press clippings and electronic resources relating to film, television, radio and sound production, technology, history and the industry.

The Library collection also supports and provides context for items across the following collections: national audiovisual collection, non-theatrical loans collection, Film Australia Collection.

Can you help?: The Library is currently searching for copies of Showcast Directories: 1963-1967; TV Week: 1958-2012; Screen Education: issues 40, 41, 47, 48; ABC Limelight magazines; Rolling Stone: pre-1973, 1998-2007; and Film Society newsletters. See our donations page.

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Wednesday – CLOSED
Friday 10am-3pm, 5pm-7:30pm

For reference enquiries: please use our form

Phone: +61 2 6248 2051

Fax: +61 2 6248 2222


Postal address:
National Film and Sound Archive Library
GPO Box 2002
Canberra ACT 2601

Street address:
National Film and Sound Archive Library
McCoy Circuit
Acton, Canberra ACT 2601

Interstate loans:
We can arrange for interstate access to the Library collection through the NFSA’s state offices in Sydney and Melbourne and through special arrangement with the state libraries in Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart and Perth.

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