The Library comprises a significant and extensive collection of scientific and historical documents, including rare books, journals, maps and 19th century private family deposits containing letters, photographs and other personal material. There is also a large current journal collection of scientific interest, derived through an exchange program with other scientific institutions. TRST Papers and Proceedings are held in both paper and electronic formats.
The Library is housed in the Morris Miller Library, Sandy Bay Campus, University of Tasmania, and a branch library is housed at the Northern Regional Library of the State Library of Tasmania. UTAS Library houses and manages the collection as part of a longstanding agreement between the Society and the University. Access to the collection is available for all members and the public, and a selection of digitised material is available online. UTAS Library staff provide a reference service via email, phone and in person. Please see opening hours and contact .
Members of The Royal Society of Tasmania may borrow from the University Library as Community Borrowers. No fee is charged for Members.
The Northern Branch maintains a small collection in the QVMAG library, curated by Honorary Librarian Andrew Parsons. Access is available to both members and the general public upon request.