Holdings by Type (as at end of 2016-17)

Total 7,087,676
Manuscripts (estimated shelf space)
Ca. 16 km
(including microforms, e-books & ephemera)
Serials (including newspapers) 1 208,775
Serials, Current 35,526
Oral History recordings  22,989
Music scores 232,823
Pictures 1,209,726
Maps 744,813
Aerial photographs 862,302
Digitised collection items 2 271,969

1. Figures reflect number of titles rather than number of issues.
2. See Digitisation of Library Collections for further information.

Number of records in the Library's Online Catalogue

As at the end of 2016-17, 93.4% of the collection is catalogued and searchable through the online catalogue.

Total 5,258,137
Monographs (including microforms, e-books & kits) 4,411,211
Serials 311,538
Manuscripts 17,981
Oral history 19,678
Music scores 149,100
Pictures 226,922
Maps (including aerial photographs) 121,707

Note: There is no direct correlation between the Holdings and the Number of records in the catalogue as in some instances one catalogue record covers multiple collection items while in other instances several catalogue records describe multiple parts of a single item.