Science Library

SCIENCE LIBRARY

This page opens access to a variety of documents, photos and audio-visuals with science-relevant and Queensland-relevant content.

Material posted here is preserved for posterity not only by the Society but via PANDORA, Australia’s web archive, which stores substantive websites on rotation. This wonderful service, an element of Australia’s information infrastructure, aims to archive valuable information that otherwise might vanish when websites are updated. Captured versions of the Society’s website from June 2015 – 2018 can be viewed at http://nla.gov.au/nla.arc-152995.  The site is scheduled for annual gathering every June.

Inquirers seeking general scientific information should visit the website of the Queensland Science Network which also has a Resources depository.

Royal Society’s Physical Library

In exchange for its Proceedings, the Society receives publications from all parts of the world and has, by this means, assembled a very important collection of scientific literature, containing some 20,000 volumes, now housed in the Queensland Museum Library. Members are welcome to visit this library, by arrangement with the Society’s Honorary Librarian, contactable via Queensland Museum.

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Location
Corner of Grey & Melbourne Sts, South Brisbane
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Open 9:30am to 5:00pm (special hours on holidays)

Gallery

Images of science-related subjects in Queensland are available on a new page (under construction). Some images are paywalled, some are free of charge.

 

Members’ Collections

Professional scientists, especially those well advanced in their career or of retirement age, tend to accumulate quantities of unpublished data, field notes, experimental observations, articles and reports. Members are invited to scan copies of material that is not otherwise readily accessible and is likely to have some enduring value for lodgement on this page. The page will be moderated so that members can have the benefit of a second opinion as to what is likely to have “enduring value”.

They can be viewed here.

On-Line Science Library

This digital library is at an early stage of development.

Queensland Government Publications

This page offers a repository for science-related Queensland Government publications that might otherwise be lost. Reports of scientific grant projects, heritage studies, departmental strategies that are not subject to Cabinet confidentiality, data sets, ‘grey literature’ and more may be posted here. This page is at an early stage of development.

They can be viewed here.