National Library of Australia

The National Library of Australia is one of several agencies within the Ministry for the Arts, which is part of the Attorney-General's Department, with responsibility for maintaining and disseminating Australia’s cultural heritage. The Library’s role, as defined by the National Library Act 1960, is to ensure that documentary resources of national significance relating to Australia and the Australian people, as well as significant non-Australian library materials, are collected, preserved and made accessible either through the Library or through collaborative arrangements with other libraries and information providers.