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The Australian Speleological Federation Inc. maintains an extensive collection of caving and caving related literature, as well as being the repository for the Federation's Archives. The collection includes books, journals and magazines, club journals and publications, maps, posters, artwork, postcards, photographs and memorabilia.

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The physical contents of the ASF Library are held at North Wyong NSW. Access to the Library is available to all ASF club members on request to the Librarian or a member of the ASF Executive. The resources of the Library are there to use and everything except archive, reference and rare material is available for loan. Due to the ASF having member clubs all over Australia, an effort is being made to provide as much electronic access to the Library holdings as possible. Links can be found in catalogue entries where an item is available to view online. Some material will only be available to ASF members and you will need to log in to access this online (though we are still working on the login feature). The current ASF Librarian is Cathi Humphrey-Hood. Please see the "About" section of this wesbite for more details about accessing material.

For any questions about the Library, please contact the Librarian at

Dirk Stoffels from CSS has built a multimedia index to help with finding DVD, video and photograph holdings while cataloguing is taking place:

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Latest News

A login ability for ASF members should be available for testing soon, at least for accessing resources held in the restricted Amazon Web Server bucket.

We plan to have a "library reading corner" at the 32nd Biennial ASF Conference at Ceduna in 2022, with a selection of titles for attendees to browse through - so if you are coming to the conference and there are things in the Library that you would particularly like to read, have a look through the catalogue and let the Librarian know before the conference!

Items recently received (digital format unless otherwise marked):

SUSS Bull 59(1) July-December 2020 (hardcopy only)
Caves Australia 216 (June 2021)
JSSS Vol.65 No.5 (May 2021)

ISS Newsletter (May 2021)
ESpeleo Bulletin No.2 (May 2021)
JSSS Vol.65 No.4 (April 2021)
Trog Vol.56 No.7 (March/April 2021)
MSS Quarterly Newsletter Summer (March 2021)
The Explorer's Journal Fall 2020 (hardcopy only)
Caves Australia 215 (digital and hardcopy)
JSSS Vol.65 No.3 (March 2021)
JSS Vol.65 No.2 (February 2021)
Espeleo Bulltein No.1 (February 2021)
JSSS Vol.65 No.01 (January 2021)

Samples from the Library:

George Rose         Against All Odds         Caves of teh Nullarbor         Cave Diving in Australia         American Caves and Caving         Sandstone Caves

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