Copyright & legal deposit


You are welcome to copy material or order copies from the Library's collections provided you meet the requirements of the Australian Copyright Act and any special requirements that may apply to material that is rare, unique or culturally sensitive.

Find out what you can copy – including photocopying and photographing your own copies, and ordering copies – and how to gain copyright permission.

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

Legal deposit

Most works published in Victoria must be deposited with us under section 49 of the Libraries Act 1988 (Vic) and with the National Library of Australia under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth).