Research Library

The Powerhouse Research Library is a reference library supporting the exhibitions, publications and programs of the museum. The Research Library collection dates from 1880, and its subject specialities reflect the museum’s diverse collecting areas.

The Research Library contains approximately 40,000 books, 1,500 journal titles, and a range of electronic and audio-visual resources.

Borrowing rights are restricted to employees of the Powerhouse. The Research Library is open to the public by appointment only.

You can search the Research Library Catalogue using the link below.

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500 Harris Street
Ultimo NSW 2007
(entry via Macarthur Street security reception)

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm
By appointment and with 24 hours notice
Phone: (02) 9217 0259

The costs of photocopying, scanning and photographing library materials are:
Black and white (A4/A3): 20c per page
Colour (A4/A3): 50c per page

Phone: (02) 9217 0259