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Access and Users

Opening Hours

The National Centre for Australian Children's Literature (formerly  Lu Rees Archives) is open:

Monday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tuesday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Thursday: 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

The collection is publicly available. Material is generally not for loan due to its unique, rare or research nature. The aim of the Centre is to preserve the material. The use of some material is restricted due to donor stipulation. File material which is not copyright may be photocopied and provided on a cost recovery basis, through the University of Canberra Library's inter-library loan procedures or through other arrangements made with the Centre's staff.

The main users of the Centre are university students, external researchers and the community. Authors and illustrators use it as a safe repository for their work. Publishers use it for archival, promotional, and research purposes. Overseas visitors with a special interest in children's literature come to see it and undertake research.The Lost Thing, The Arrival etc.

From the Shaun Tan collection.


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The National Centre for Australian Children's Literature is proudly supported by The Children's Book Council of Australia, ACT Branch and the University of Canberra.