Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Research tools

Find information, books, photographs, manuscripts, maps, audiovisual material and more through our online catalogues, databases, guides and indexes.

For access to the widest variety of books, journals and other materials, join the Library.

Search our online catalogue

Search our desktop catalogue or mobile catalogue for items in our collections.


Search for journal and newspaper articles, ebooks, CD-ROMs and other online resources:

You can also browse the A-Z listing of ejournal titles subscribed to by the Library.

Research guides

Our research guides are created by expert librarians to help you get the most from the Library's collections.

Australiana index

Search for references to Victorian biographical and local history sources.

Family history indexes

Useful resources for genealogists include the:

Selected digitised collections

Search our suite of selected digitised collections, or browse them by year, issue or unit:

Search and browse our Victoria Government Gazette archive.

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