Skip to Main Content

photo imaging banner

Starting Your Search

Here you can access helpful catalogue searches, where we've completed some of the first steps to get you started in your searching


Recently published resources about digital photography techniques


Ebooks broadly related to photography as a subject


Resources related to the philosophy of photography


Browse the photography collection

The National Portrait Gallery's growing collection of around 3500 works includes thousands of photographic portraits of individuals who have influenced or contributed to the shaping of Australia as a nation and a society.

Head to the gallery, then filter results by medium: photography

This is just a selection of the thousands of ebooks available

Sydney Living Museums

Paintings, drawings and photographs from the museums' collections, including the forensic photography archive at the Justice & Police Museum.

Getty Archive

The Getty Research Institute – Photography archive. Over two million photographs, focusing on western art, architecture, and decorative arts.

Burns Archive

Archive of historic, early medical photography. Including forgotten, unseen and disquieting aspects of history.

NY Public Library

Presenting more than 30,000 digitised images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.

Trove – Australia in Pictures

Over 350,000 images hosted by the National Library of Australia, but built on the collections of thousands of organisations and individuals.

Flickr Commons

The world's public photo archives.

NASA – Visible Earth

A catalogue of NASA images and animations of our home planet

Wiki Commons

Images from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

New Old Stock

Vintage photos from the public archives. Free of known copyright restrictions.

Design databases

Library Search

Search the library catalogue by title, author, keyword or general subject area.

Study Success

Improve your study skills by attending workshops for Study Success 

Design Technology Store

Equipment loans, information and training about a range of camera, lighting and audio gear. 

Learn More


APA Referencing Tool is your guide for APA 7th style referencing, with examples for both in-text citations and reference lists.

New Items

The Dangers of Fashion : Towards Ethical and Sustainable Solutions

Sara B. Marcketti  and Elena E. Karpova  (2021),

Making Disability Modern: Design Histories

Elizabeth Guffey and Bess Williamson

Design: The Key Concepts

D.J.Huppatz (2020)

Designing Smart Objects in Everyday Life

by  Marco C. Rozendaal, Betti Marenko and William Odom (2021)

Encyclopedia of Asian Design, Volume 1

Haruhiko Fajito & Christine Guth (2020)

Atari Design

Raiford Guins (2020)