Library & Archives NT is the keeping place for important materials relating to the Northern Territory’s history and culture – and we hope you can be involved.
Build the collection
At Library & Archives NT, we collect and care for the unique and varied documentary heritage of the Northern Territory across three main collections:
- The Published Collection;
- The Unpublished Collection; and
- Government Archives.
Our Collection Development Policy guides our acquisition of collection materials by purchase or donation. We accept donations of materials such as books, periodicals, newspapers, maps, CD's DVDs, Personal and Community Archives, photographs, oral histories, and personal recordings related to the Northern Territory whether the material is in print, audio-visual or digital formats. We store them safely, digitise them and make them accessible online.
Material published in the Northern Territory is collected through Legal Deposit.
Volunteers play a valuable role in supporting and promoting the work of Library & Archives NT, particularly in making our unique historical collections more accessible to the public through digitisation and cataloguing projects.
We encourage participation from all ages and walks of life, and offer volunteer placements in both Darwin and Alice Springs.
If you are interested in volunteering with us to help share the Territory’s rich history with a wider audience, please contact us.