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Royal Society of Tasmania Library Collection

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The Royal Society of Tasmania (TRST) Library Collections are maintained by the UTAS Library. The Collections – some of which is held in the restricted-access Rare Room and some on the closed compactus 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 RST Library Collections
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 The Royal Society of Tasmania Library Collections 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 contact

Access to The RST Library Collection of books and journals housed in the compactus on Level 5 of the Morris Miller Library is available 9-5 Monday to Friday (see Special & Rare staff or phone 6226 2211). 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.

TRST 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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