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Explore collections by theme

The Library’s vast collection dates back to 1854 and includes material on almost every subject you can think of, with a special focus on material from Victoria. From art, children’s books, war and family history to film, business and industry, and Australian history, there is plenty for curious browsers and serious researchers alike.

Exploring our collection by theme is a quick and easy way to discover the amazing breadth of what we hold. Curious? Get started now... (You can also explore our collections by format.)