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:
In line with the stage 3 restrictions announced by the Premier, State Library Victoria closed on Thursday 9 July.
We will advise when there is any update to this situation.
Our Ask A Librarian reference service is still available to assist with your research inquiries.