Trove is an online service created by the National Library of Australia ABN 28 346 858 075 (NLA).

Trove offers free public access to a wide range of information, including historical and contemporary materials. The Terms of Use outline the expected standards of participation in, and use of, Trove.

Trove contains digital reproductions of newspapers, journals, books, maps, personal papers, as well as archived websites and other born-digital content. It also brings together records and digitised content from libraries, museums, galleries, universities, archives, data repositories and other research and collecting organisations around Australia.

Trove also links to other websites when there is a business reason to do so. The links are not endorsements of the content of the websites, or of their policies or products. Some of the content in Trove is being supplied through third-party sources, the NLA does not review, moderate or control access to this material. The material is not legal advice and may not represent the official opinion of the NLA or its partners.

Users are able to access and use Trove, providing content and/or contributions to the content.

Trove is open to the public and the NLA is not able to control, and is not responsible for, the behaviour of users, including with regard to the content provided by users, the contributions to the content provided by users and the engagement of users with other users. The NLA has put in place the Terms of Use, to outline the expected standards of participation in, and use of, Trove.

For further information please consult the Terms of Use, Copyright Statement and Privacy.

Cultural sensitivity

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that Trove may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, websites, film, audio recordings or printed material.

Some material may contain terms that reflect authors' views, or those of the period in which the item was written or recorded, but may not be considered appropriate today. These views are not necessarily the views of the National Library of Australia or Trove Partners. While the information may not reflect current understanding, it is provided in an historical context.

Content disclaimer

Trove contains content that was not produced by the NLA. The NLA is not responsible for such third-party content, including content contributed by other users, and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed in it.

The NLA does not intend to edit, monitor, moderate or screen any content uploaded or made available on Trove, although it reserves the right to do so.

The NLA accepts no liability or responsibility for the content available or accessible on Trove, including the manner in which the content is interpreted or used, or the results of such use.

Requests to change content

The NLA has endorsed the National and State Libraries Australia (NSLA) position statement on requests to take down access to content from our collections.

The NSLA position statement expresses commitment to freedom of expression and universal access to information. It notes that libraries are responding to community expectations for greater access to online collections. It states that NSLA libraries will take down online content or impose other access restrictions only in extraordinary circumstances.

NSLA libraries recognise that there may be occasions when material made available online breaches copyright or other relevant law, or contains information that is culturally sensitive.

If you find material in Trove which you believe infringes your rights, or, for example, contravenes privacy law, is defamatory, or in breach of copyright, you may submit a takedown request.

The NLA will take whatever action it deems appropriate.