Visiting the collection

The AIATSIS Stanner Room is currently closed to the public as a precautionary measure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More information

There will also be additional delays to completing existing requests for AIATSIS collection material as we respond to the challenges posed by the pandemic.

Visiting Reading Room

In the Reading Room you can browse some of published print collection and photographic collection.

The Stanner Reading Room is open to the public from 10AM to 1PM, Monday to Friday. A staff member will be on duty to assist you during these hours.

An appointment to visit and use the Reading Room can be made for between 9:30AM and 4:30PM. By making an appointment we can have other collection materials such as sound, films and video recordings, manuscripts, and rare print material ready for you so that if any permission clearance is required this can be completed before your visit. We need at least 2 weeks notice for an appointment. To make an appointment click on the request form below.

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Group visits

We welcome visits from groups. We can provide an orientation to our collection, help with searching our Mura collection catalogue, databases and family history resources. To make a group booking click the request form below.

Request collection access or appointment form

Last reviewed: 12 Feb 2020