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Basser Library and Fenner Archives


Librarian: Lisa Conti Phillipps
Phone: 02 6201 9431
Opening hours: 9.30am-2.30pm, Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri (by appointment)
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Basser Library and Fenner Archives collects material relating to the history of Australian science, particularly unique items such as journals, field and lab notes, photographs, diaries, and correspondence that illuminate the lives and work of Australian scientists.

Library catalogue

Visit the Library catalogue to search our collection of manuscripts, books, journals, and other material.

Library catalogue

Collection access

The collection is open to all bona fide researchers.


Items must be viewed at the Library; loans are not permitted (exceptions may be made for institutional exhibitions).

Document delivery

Items can be photocopied or scanned and emailed - this service is provided free of charge. Please fill out the request research material form.

All material is provided under relevant sections of the Copyright Act 1968 and supplied for the purpose of research and study only. The contents of the material may be subject to copyright protection under the Act. Researchers are responsible for obtaining any applicable copyright releases prior to publication.

Donating material

Please contact the Librarian to discuss donating material to the Library.