Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library


Royal Society of Victoria Collection

About the Collection

The Royal Society is Victoria's oldest learned society. The aim of the Society is to promote the advancement of science and technology for the good of the Victorian community. The Society's library, including its unique collection on the natural history and resources of Victoria and donated collections such as Dr Phillip Law's Polar Library, were housed in the Special Collection in the Melbourne Campus Library at Burwood. Building works at Burwood mean that the collection is now housed in stack at the Waurn Ponds Library.

Identifying material in the catalogue

Items held in the Royal Society Collection are listed in the Library Catalogue. Material from this Collection has the prefix:


Accessing the Collection

Items from the collection may be ordered and used at the reading room, Alfred Deakin Prime Ministerial Library, Waterfront Campus.


The Royal Society of Victoria
The Royal Society (UK)
Guide to Natural History in the Special Collection

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

29th August 2012