Guidelines to using the ACT Heritage Library oral history recording resources

What does the ACT Heritage Library provide?

What does the ACT Heritage Library collect?

The ACT Heritage Library collects material which documents the social, cultural, economic and political history of Canberra and the Australian Capital Territoy. This includes books, journals, newspapers, archives, manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, plans, reports and original materials such as manuscripts and oral histories.

What does the ACT Heritage Library require in an oral history project?

As a guide you may like to look at oral histories already in the ACT Heritage Library Collection. These can be accessed in the ACT Heritage Library reading room.

Contents of the oral history kits:

Process:

To borrow a recording kit, you must have discussed your project with the Manager and agreed to deposit copies of your recordings in the collection.

Contact details:

E: act.heritage.library@act.gov.au

P: 02 62075163

Kits may be borrowed from the ACT Heritage Library, 255 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick during opening hours. They may not be borrowed from public library branches.

Kits must be returned to the ACT Heritage Library during opening hours. They may not be returned through the public library after hours return chutes.

ACT Heritage Library hours are:

Monday - Friday, 9.30 am - 5 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm