About Trove

Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It's more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations big and small. A list of contributors and partners whose collections are included in Trove can be viewed online.

Trove's origins can be traced back to a project launched by the National Library of Australia in August 2008. Its aim was to build a portal for all of the Library’s online discovery services, including the Register of Australian Archives and Manuscripts, Picture Australia, Libraries Australia, Music Australia, Australia Dancing, PANDORA web archive, ARROW Discovery Service and the Australian Newspapers Beta service.

Today Trove is transformed, growing far beyond its original purpose and becoming many things to many people: a community, a set of services, an aggregation of metadata, and a growing repository of full text digital resources. Trove is a platform on which new knowledge is being built. It is a collaboration between the National Library, Australia's State and Territory libraries and hundreds of cultural and research institutions around Australia, working together to create a legacy of Australia’s knowledge for now and into the future.

Best of all, Trove is yours. As you text correct, comment, tag or contribute content you are helping to build a better service for everyone.

Learn more about Trove in the Help Centre.


Members of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori communities are advised that Trove contains names and images of deceased people. Trove users should also be aware that certain words, terms or descriptions may be culturally sensitive and may be considered inappropriate today, but may have reflected the author's/creator's attitude or that of the period in which they were written. 

Trove contains digital reproductions of articles originally published and made publically available in Australian newspapers, journals and books. Content which was published legally is not censored. The Library will consider removing content in cases where there is legal justification, e.g. proof that an individual has won a defamation case against the original publisher. For further information please consult the Trove Terms of Use, Privacy statement or Content Inclusion Policy.

Some of the content in Trove is being supplied through sources the Library does not control.
The National Library of Australia does not accept responsibility for accidental or malicious damage that may arise to your local systems, data, software or hardware through accessing this system and its content.