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Explore the University of Sydney Library's digital collections
The Allan E. Bax collection
19th century ships' logs and other documents relating to maritime history and shipping.
Donovan's illustrations were the first European recordings of the entomology of India and Australia.
University of Sydney Statistics, 1950 - 2009
Statistics from 1950 - 2009 about the staff, students, and courses of the University of Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge construction
Photo albums of the construction of the Sydney Harbour Bridge 1870 - 1929
Visualise Your Thesis Competition Entries
University of Sydney research students present their research in engaging 60-second videos
Evelyn Nicholson’s trip to Australia, 1897.
Evelyn Nicholson was the daughter in law of Sir Charles Nicholson, 1st Baronet, one of the founders of Sydney University. This is the diary that Nicolson kept during a honeymoon voyage to Austral...
Dante's Divine Comedy with Giorgione illustration and death notice
In 2017, Library staff discovered a red chalk sketch by Giorgione and a notice for his death in this 1497 edition of Dante's Divine Comedy
The Henry Lawson collection
This selection of material from the Lawson Collection has been chosen to illustrate some of the chapters of Henry Lawson's life and the ways in which his contemporaries remembered him.
Annotated first edition copy of Newton's Principia
The University of Sydney copy is one of only four known first edition copies that were sent by Newton and his assistant Roger Cotes to other mathematicians for peer review
Hermes : an undergraduate's magazine
The USU has proudly published Hermes since 1886, making it Australia’s oldest literary journal.
Honi Soit, the University of Sydney’s student newspaper, has been published by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC) since 1929
Journal of a voyage to New South Wales
With sixty-five plates of non-descript animals, birds, lizards, serpents, curious cones of trees and other natural productions.
The Library’s collection of Spanish liturgical music manuscripts includes the Lamentations of Jeremiah, several graduals, antiphonals, kyriales, tropers and two rare processionals.
Sydney College of the Arts Archive
A unique collection of contemporary visual art that showcases the scholarly research of SCA staff, students and alumni
Cosme Colony Collection
is a collection of documents, personal papers, photographs and realia relating to the New Australia Colony and Cosme Colony held in Rare Books and Special Collections.
NSW Archaeology Online
A digital archive of information about the archaeology and heritage of important cultural places in New South Wales.
John Anderson Archive
A comprehensive resource on the life and works of John Anderson, Challis Professor of Philosophy, 1927 until 1958.
Australian Digital Collections
The University of Sydney Library's collection of Australian Literary and Historical Texts.
Australian Cooperative Digitisation Project
A collection devoted to literary emergence in the 1840s.
Australian Federation Full Text Database
A collection devoted to national debates and auxiliary writings of the 1890s, introduced by Helen Irving.
Australian Poets. Brennan, Harford, Slessor
A collection devoted to three major 20th-century poets, introduced by John Trantor.
First Fleet and Early Settlement
A collection devoted to manuscripts and published journals of the First Fleet.