The Collection has materials encompassing cinema and television from the world over (with particular strengths in screen theory and history and in Australian cinema). The collection features a diverse range of newspaper clippings files, books, journals, film and television scripts, directories, reports, film promotional material, and film festival catalogues.
There is no charge to visitors to the AFI Research Collection to access its materials.
The AFI Research Collection is a non-lending collection (though some items may be loaned out via Libraries Australia Document Delivery service). A bonus of this is that the items clients require when they visit will almost always be on hand
We have a photocopying/scanning facility and a microfilm scanner that can be fully utilised by RMIT University staff and students. On request we can allow clients to use viewing and listening facilities for our small collection of videos, dvds, and music.