The Australian Jazz Museum proactively encourages and supports Australian jazz research.  We enjoy providing access and assisting researchers’ use of our extensive collection,  Australia’s largest jazz collection.

We love it when:

  • Jazz newbies casually browse and borrow from our members’ library;
  • Historians, film/video makers, and students utilise our research library and extensive collection for their papers, films, and videos; and
  • Everything in-between.

 Direct Access, Reading & Research

  • The Australian Jazz Museum’s Jilly Ward Room holds the members’ borrowing collection: a nice collection of jazz books available for browsing and borrowing. Visit us to check it out.
  • The Ray Marginson Room holds our reference library which houses our Australian and overseas Research Collection. Visit us to check it out.
  • Details of the Australian jazz music and video recordings, photographs and posters held at the Australian Jazz Museum collection are available online via the collection database..
  • Periodicals in the Australian Jazz Museum can be searched via either the National Library of Australia (Trove) or Worldcat.

 Greater Access & Assistance with Research

The Australian Jazz Museum’s collection is stored in a restricted area under strict archive conditions. Please contact our Collections Manager to request access or request assistance with research, or to request research to be carried out on your behalf. Granting and scheduling access is usually a very quick process, and our volunteers love helping students, researchers, and members with their research.