Popular digitised collections

We began digitising our collections early on in the digital age, in 1993. Since then, we have digitised more than 500,000 Library items, including photographs, maps, 19th-century pamphlets, glass plate negatives and rare artworks on paper.

Some of our earliest and most intriguing collections are displayed here. We are also actively building new online collections based on specific themes.

Read important information about our digitisation project and a copyright notice for the Victorian historical journal.