NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the sacred lands, from the mountains to the sea, on which we learn and tell stories.

The lands of the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Library and Archives

The Rodney Seaborn Library

The Rodney Seaborn Library is a specialist library for NIDA students, graduates and staff located in the NIDA building in Kensington. We are also open to the general public, by appointment.

Library Catalogue

  • Library membership

    NIDA students can benefit from access to NIDA's vast library collection, online catalogue and archives.
  • Collection & opening hours

    Find out when members and non-members can visit the library, and what materials are available.
  • Visiting the library

    The general public can make appointments to view NIDA's library collection. Find out the process for gaining access.

Donate to the library

The Rodney Seaborn Library accepts donated materials that are relevant to our existing collections. We welcome the opportunity to discuss potential donations to our collection; however, we are limited in the quantity of donations we can accept.

To learn more about the kinds of materials we are interested in and how to donate to the library, select the drop-down boxes for more information.


The NIDA Archives collects, organises and preserves archival records created by or relating to NIDA.

As a valuable resource for research, teaching and education, NIDA Archives supports our role as Australia’s leading national educator in the dramatic arts.

Learn more