The Australian Prime Ministers Centre Library (also known as the Research Library) is relevant to all who are interested in Australia’s prime ministers or the journey of Australia’s democracy. It caters for researchers and scholars, including through a research and scholarship program. Library tours or training can be arranged for educational and community groups. The Research Library also welcomes visitors who have inquiries about family members who have worked at Old Parliament House.
The Research Collection comprises more than 21,000 items including Parliamentary Papers, Hansards, biographies and other publications and objects relating to prime ministers and Australian politics. Although you cannot borrow items, you can read or view them at study desks or at the large groupwork table in the library.
At the Research Library you can also pick up one of our Prime Facts sheets. There is one for every prime minister, and others on Australian politics and government.