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BirdLife Australia library catalogue

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Welcome to the BirdLife Australia library catalogue.

The BirdLife Australia library comprises collections in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Gluepot and Broome.

The Library is the most comprehensive ornithological library in Australia.

The major collection, the H.L. White Library, is situated at BirdLife Australia's headquarters in Melbourne. It contains thousands of books about birds and related aspects of ecology and conservation. It also houses many bird journals, ranging from international scientific journals to newsletters from local birdwatching clubs.

As the library is a reference resource of BirdLife Australia items cannot be borrowed. Members are welcome to visit or contact the library ( with any library related questions.

Library hours

The H.L. White Library – weekdays from 10 am-4 pm.

The library is staffed by volunteers and assistance may not always be available. Prior appointment is recommended before visiting the library.

Other libraries – contact individual libraries for access times.

Note: Items in our eCollection are only accessible by BirdLife Australia staff.

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