Accessing resources

The Parliamentary Library provides service to parliamentarians, committees, and the staff supporting them. Some links on the Library's pages are only accessible to parliamentary staff — these links are marked with a locked icon.

Parliamentarians and staff who are not connected to the parliamentary network can access library services by calling us on 02 6277 2500, or emailing us at

Our services


Research papers

Research papers will get you across current issues, and help provide you with the information you need to know on issues before Parliament.

Seminars and lectures

The Library brings distinguished speakers to the Parliament so you can hear, firsthand, expert opinions on current and emerging issues.

Publication Spotlight

Scroll through our curated view of our latest research.

Books, databases, journals & more

The Library maintains its own collection of books that are available to parliamentarians and parliamentary staff for loan. We also provide access to online resources for research and leisure, including ebooks, magazines, audiobooks, journals and journal databases.

Parliamentary Information

Coming soon

Parliamentary Handbook

The Parliamentary Handbook contains the biographical details of the current and former Senators and Members, and serves as a reference of all ministries, shadow ministries, parliamentary committees, electorates, and election results since Federation.


The Library maintains photosheets of current parliamentarians by chamber, party, ministry, and shadow ministry.

Parliamentary History

Learn about the history of Parliament, the federal capital, and federation.

Opening hours

Mon-Fri: 8:30 am — 5:00 pm

Sitting days

Mon-Wed: 8:30 am — 8:00 pm
Thurs-Fri: 8:30 am — 5:00 pm