History

Learn more about the history of the Library and the University Librarians.

Service, stacks and scholars: The story of Chifley Library 1968 — 2018 »

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the completion of the J. B. Chifley Library, the Scholarly Information Services division has created an online exhibition featuring people who influenced the development of Chifley Library, early architectural plans and photographs of the construction, and some...
ANU Chifley Library

History of the ANU Library (1948 - 1975) »

The University Library had its beginnings in the borrowed temporary accommodation, Wyselaskie Hall in Ormond College, at the University of Melbourne in 1948.  The 40,000-strong collection was relocated to what were then the Old Canberra Hospital buildings on the university site in 1950. In Keith...