Guide to finding photographs, illustrations and other images in the State Library of Victoria's collections
The card catalogue in the Pictures Collection has not been added to since the introduction of online cataloguing in the mid 1980s. It still contains many items which have not yet been catalogued online.
Please use our enquiry services if you are interested in consulting this catalogue.
Not every item in the Collection is catalogued or digitised. We hold contents lists, which detail each item. When you search for an item in the catalogue, the 'notes field' in the catalogue record may say 'Contents list held at the Pictures Desk’ on some records.
You can use our enquiry services if you are interested in using one of these lists.
The following indexes refer to information, which may include illustrations, in books, magazines and newspapers. These are only accessible in the Arts Reading Room at State Library of Victoria:
The Library is closed from December 25 to January 3. From January 4 2021 we will be partially open to pre-booked and walk-up visitors and our Ask A Librarian service will resume for assistance with your research inquiries online and over the phone.