The QVMAG Library and Archives

The Library is based at the Museum at Inveresk and houses a unique collection of special and rare book collections and staff working collections (books and journals), as well as large collections of maps, plans and architectural and engineering drawings, a number of which are held on behalf of the City of Launceston.

The library collections are open to the public by appointment only. Visitation can be arranged by contacting

For Library-specific enquiries, the QVMAG Librarian/Archivist can be contacted on +61 3 6323 3728 or via the above email. 

The supply of items to other institutions via Inter Library Loan is welcomed, with the exception of items held in the Library's special and rare collections, as well as maps and architectural and engineering drawings.

The QVMAG Library catalogue

Use the catalogue to explore the QVMAG Library's unique collection of books, journals, reports, videos and DVDs.

Indexes to drawings and maps

Use this link to explore the QVMAG Library's unique collection of architectural and engineering drawings and maps.


The Archives, and its History Centre research room, is also based at the Museum at Inveresk and houses the Community History Series (CHS) and QVMAG (QVM) archival collections, along with unique collections of ephemera, manuscripts, oral histories and photographs. It also holds the Launceston City Council (LCC) archival collection on behalf of Archives Tasmania and the City of Launceston. 

The Archives and History Centre are open to the public by appointment only. Visitation can be arranged by contacting 

Photographs can be viewed online at QVMAG Collections Online.

The CHS collections of QVMAG include records of local government, businesses, community organisations and individuals, as well as oral history tapes and a large photographic collection. 

The CHS collection guides listed below are finding aids that provide information about the creation, historical context, arrangement, and content of the archival and manuscript collections. Readers are requested to consult the guides before placing item requests with staff at the QVMAG History Centre. 

Please see our opening hours for information on access procedures. Collections will be available at the QVMAG History Centre at Inveresk.

Collection Guides