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- The Unpublished Collection; and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.
Community Reference Group Expressions of Interest
Do you have a passion for Territory history and culture and the work of libraries and archives?
Library & Archives NT is the Northern Territory’s major public library and archives service, with the continuing goal to collect, preserve and share our rich and unique history and to support and develop the Territory’s public library network.
It’s an exciting time, with the NT Library due to move to a new facility at the Charles Darwin University’s Education and Community Precinct in mid 2024, with new programs, events and exhibitions to be developed to appeal to everyone with an interest in the Territory – past, present and future.
Our Community Reference Group is an indispensable source of advice about what Territorians most need from us: what we should be collecting, how well our services are running, what events and exhibitions we might hold. We are now seeking expressions of interest from members of the community to join this group, which will involve four one hour meetings per year. Membership from all over the Territory is encouraged and participation by videoconference is supported. Membership of the group is for a three year term.
Submit your Expression of Interest to join the Community Reference Group.
Nominations close Sunday 23 April 2023