As part of the National Library of Australia, NLA Publishing has been producing books since 1995.

Collaborating with Australia’s leading writers, designers and illustrators, NLA Publishing produces over 20 publications a year, including an award-winning range of popular and children’s illustrated books and the quarterly online magazine Unbound—all based on the many subjects covered by the Library’s rich and diverse collections.

Publications produced by the Library contribute to the organisation’s aims of nourishing the nation’s memory, of supporting the vitality of Australian culture and heritage, and of demonstrating a strong national focus in our services, products and programs. Publications also affirm the Library’s role in supporting scholarship and other creative and intellectual pursuits. They selectively interpret the Library’s collection, contributing to an understanding of our country and peoples.

It is important that the Library’s collections are widely used and disseminated. We recognise that publications, either electronic or print, are an important way of achieving this goal.

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