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The Library aims to support the needs and objectives of the AIIA. The Casey Library is a small, specialised library located in the AIIA National Headquarters, Canberra with holdings in the areas of international affairs and foreign relations. The Library is available for reference to all AIIA members, and to other interested persons by arrangement. Donations, financial or otherwise, to enable the library to expand its services and collections are welcomed.


Currently access is via arrangement with National Office during ordinary business hours. The collection is being progressively catalogued and is available online. Thanks are due to the work of volunteer librarians Ann Parkinson and Pamela Harris in improving access to the collection.

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We have enjoyed the great fortune of having several kind contributors to our library, who have generously donated many fine books, journals and other materials. Our contributors have thus far been Sir Ian Clunies Ross, Daniel Philip McElligott, Sir Alan Watt, Sir Laurence McIntyre, Kate Webb, Dr John Ravenhill, and, of course, Lord Richard Gavin Gardiner Casey. Read about our contributors, and their donations.

Books from Casey Library available to AIIA members

As part of improvements to the Casey Library at Stephen House, the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ National Office would like to offer AIIA members a number of books that are duplicates or do not fit collections policy. Books are available for the cost of postage to current AIIA members.

We would like to offer to our members a number of duplicate books we sorted out from our National Office Library.

Click here to go to the list: updated-book-available-for-members (29.5 kB)

Contact: librarian@internationalaffairs.org.au if you are interested in any of these books.

John Legge Library AIIA Victoria

The AIIA Victoria John Legge Library at Dyason House, 124 Jolimont Road, East Melbourne, contains a valuable collection of books and journals on international affairs accumulated over five decades.

It is a valuable resource to members with specific interests in the field of international affairs.

Our online catalogue is now active and entries are being added every week.

Access our catalogue via the following link –  http://www.librarything.com/catalog/AIIAVictoria

Branch Collections

AIIA’s NSW Branch also has substantial holdings in international relations. For further information visit see the NSW Branch Charteris Library .