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Research Enquiries

The Library is currently staffed by a Librarian, David Studham, and a team that consists of three professionally accredited staff, an administrative and research assistant, and 15 Library volunteers each with a specialist sporting interest.

The MCC Library provides a collection of library materials for a range of users. Clients include MCC members, staff, academics, journalists, historians, students, tour groups and members of the MCG community.

As a reference library it does not loan its holdings. However, it is open to the public for research by appointment.

The strengths of the collection are in cricket, Australian Rules football, Olympic Games, tennis, golf, and 19th and early 20th century Melbourne newspapers – specifically the Australasian, Melbourne Punch and Melbourne Leader. There are substantial holdings in a number of other sports ranging from archery and athletics through to wrestling and yachting.

The cricket collection consists mainly of biographies, histories of clubs and competitions, and statistical material. There is a large collection of rare books, some dating from the 1600s, some in mint condition, others watermarked and annotated by previous owners.

Image resources

News Photos (Herald and Weekly Times)
http://www.newsphotos.com.au
Toll free: 1300 301 705

Getty Images Australia
http://www.gettyimages.com
Free service line: 1800 500 141
Email: info.asiapac@gettyimages.com

Sport the Library
http://www.sportlibrary.com.au
Ph: 03 9646 9050
Email: library@sportlibrary.com.au

National Film and Sound Archive
http://www.screensound.gov.au
Ph: 03 8646 4300
Email: melbourne.nfsa@afc.gov.au

State Library of Victoria
http://www.slv.vic.gov.au
Ph: 03 8664 7000
Email: pics@slv.vic.gov.au

National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au/pict/
Ph: 02 6262 1111

The National Archives of Australia
http://www.aa.gov.au/publications/fact_sheets

Public Record Office Victoria
http://www.prov.vic.gov.au
Tel: (03) 9348 5600
Email: ask.prov@dvc.vic.gov.au

Research services and information

Professional Historians Association (Vic) Inc.
http://www.phavic.org.au/contacts.htm
Phone: (all hours): 03 9348 9188
Email: mail@phavic.org.au

Museum & Gallery Services Queensland Consultants and suppliers register
http://www.magsq.com.au
Phone: 02 3215 0820
Email: information@mgsq.come.au

National Sport Information Centre
http://www.ausport.gov.au/nsic/
Phone: +61 2 6214 1369
Fax: +61 2 6214 1681

Australian Society for Sports History
http://www.sporthistory.org
Email (Secretary): ian.warren@vu.edu.au

Royal Historical Society of Victoria
http://www.historyvictoria.org.au/
Phone: 03 9326 9288
Email: office@historyvictoria.org.au

Cricket statistics

Cricket archive
http://www.cricketarchive.com
Email: feedback@cricketarchive.com

Cricinfo
http://www.cricinfo.com

Commonwealth Games

Australian Commonwealth Games Association
http://www.commonwealthgames.org.au
Email: acga@ausport.gov.au

Olympic Games

Official website of the Olympic Movement
http://www.olympic.org