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Royal Society of Tasmania Collection

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The Royal Society of Tasmania (RST) Library is maintained by the UTAS Library. The Collection – some of which is held in the restricted-access Rare Room and some on open-access shelves - comprises a diverse range of approximately 7000 books and 1600 journal titles, the oldest printed book (c1472) in Tasmania, early maps and many 19th century private family deposit collections. Its flagship journal, The RST Papers & Proceedings, is held in both paper and electronic formats.

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Access to the The RST Collection
Most of The RST rare materials are available for viewing and consultation in the Special & Rare Reading Room. Some materials may require access permission prior to viewing so we suggest you contact staff before visiting.

When accessing materials from Royal Society of Tasmania Collection you will need to agree to and sign the conditions on the Consultation Form (PDF 253KB). If you are considering using TRST materials for commercial publication you will need to use the Request to Publish (PDF 224KB) form. These can be filled out in person when you arrive, or via email.

Access to The RST Collection of books and journals housed in the compactus on Level 5 is available on request from the Special & Rare Collections staff Monday to Friday. Loan conditions, fall under the UTAS Library rules. Members of The Royal Society may borrow from the University Library as Community Borrowers. No fee is charged for Members.

Loan Policy
Monograph (Book) not for loan
Serials (unbound) not for loan
Serials (bound) 3 day loan period -
The Royal Society members, University staff and postgraduate students only

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