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Popular digitised collections

We began digitising our collections early on in the digital age, in 1993. Since then, we have digitised more than 770,000 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.

To browse more collections, search the catalogue or explore our digital image pool.

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

Note on the Football Record: publication of the 2018 Grand Final and the 2019 season AFL Record has been delayed. Please bear with us as we work on improving the view of all current and past issues.