Research Library

The Chinese Museum’s Research Library is available for use, by appointment, to Museum Members. It is a private library primarily for use by Museum staff and volunteers in the development of exhibitions and public programs. You can search the library’s catalogue on Librarything

To make an appointment to use the library please send a request in writing to our curator Joyce Agee ( or by post to Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia.

The Museum welcomes donations of fiction and non-fiction books and theses to the library related to the Chinese in Australia. Please contact the Curator if you have any books you would like to offer to the Museum.

New to the Research Library

The following donations have been received:

  • McGowan, Barry, Tracking the Dragon Thematic History of the Chinese People in the Rutherglen/Wahgunyah Region of the Indigo Shire, Victoria, 2015 (donated by the author)
  • Wheeler, Jill, Linton, Makes History: An Australian Goldfields Town and its Past, Melbourne University Press, 2015 (donated by the author)
  • Buckingham, Alan J. and Hitchcock, Margot F., Aspects of Early Blackwood, Morning Star Press, 2002 (donated by Barbara Nichol)
  • Chinese People’s Artist Huang Wen Li and other books on Huang Wen Li’s work (donated by the artist)

We welcome donations of any books and related to the Chinese who have lived in Australia. Please drop us an email at if you have any books you would like to offer to us.