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For Writers and Publishers

Legal Deposit

All publishers in Tasmania must deposit copies of their publications with the State Library of Tasmania (as part of LINC Tasmania) and the National Library of Australia to comply with the Libraries Act 1984.

More about legal deposit.

Publishing items from our archives or heritage collections

Publishers using our items must

  • submit a permission form
  • note that it comes from our collections
  • cite the material. Others need to be able to find it
  • adhere to any special donor's conditions

Fees and charges​

Fees apply to the use of film from our collections. You can use our ​other material free of charge. 

Order high-quality images, audio and v​ideo for publication or ​broadcast​​


General copyright

You may use most of our library collection for personal use only. We do not hold copyright in most of our lending and reference collection items. If you want to publish or broadcast these items you need to contact the copyright owner. See more information on copyright.

Crown copyright

The Crown holds copyright for government records deposited with us. We manage the crown copyright in these records. More information on Crown Copyright

Copyright held by the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office

We hold copyright for

  • most private records deposited with the archives
  • many items in its heritage collection.

We usually allow free use of this material when we own or manage the copyright. 

Citing our resourc​es

When you reproduce or refer to material held in the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, you must make sure people can find the original item if needed. See guidelines for accurately citing our materials.​​