The National Library of Australia may be unable to take your donation, because we already have the item in our collection or because it doesn’t fit with our Collection Development Policy. 

If this happens, please consider one of the many other institutions around Australia. Some specialise in a certain field. Others are interested in items that appeal to a local or state audience. Your local historical society or library may also be able to help.

If you’re thinking about donating an item to us, please do let us know if you’ve already offered your item to one of these institutions.

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