Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia


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The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies - Australia is most fortunate to have within its national capacity the ability to recommend visiting the extensive libraries which are held within our State Constituted Bodies. These libraries are most effectively and efficiently staffed to provide assistance to members, military personnel, students and the public studying particular courses in Defence and Security Studies.

To access these libraries kindly use the links as shown below:

The Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW

The Institute Library


Hours of opening 1100 to 1500 Monday to Thursday. If you are not a regular visitor please call ahead to verify staff availability - it is recommended that you make an appointment. Visitors must report to the front desk on the Ground floor.

The Institute Library

Search Library


 to search the Library Catalogue.

Not all items are available for loan but may be used in the Library.

The Institute Library

All users of the catalogue should be aware that certain words, terms or descriptions may be culturally sensitive and may be considered inappropriate today, but may have reflected the author’s/creator’s attitude or that of the period in which they were written.

Royal United Services Institute Queensland Inc.

The Royal United Service Institute of Queensland

Visit the Online RUSIQ Library

The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria



Due to the changed security regime in place at Defence Establishments we can no longer  accept casual drop-ins. Visitors must be advised to the guardhouses at least 24hrs in advance. Therefore, you are asked to contact the office staff at or "Contact the Library" to arrange visits.

The RUSI Victoria Library Catalogue is now on line

RUSI Victoria Library Collection Policy

The aim of the RUSI Victoria Library is to maintain a comprehensive and detailed series of books, pamphlets, magazines, maps, videos and audio tapes as well as other items that relate to the aim of the RUSI of Victoria. To that end, we have a policy of concentrating on works of a factual nature that cover defence and national security regarding firstly, Australia, then the South Pacific and South East Asian Region as it impacts upon Australia and then the rest of the world.

The Library therefore concentrates on Defence and National Security matters, Organisation, Equipment and Histories relevant to our aim. We have a good collection of videos, mostly on DVD, of military and historical interest. We also have recordings.


RUSIDSS NSW Library Surplus Book Sale

Interested RUSI Members, Service Members and the Public are encouraged to examine the attached list and attached list No2 of surplus military books which are for sale at very reasonable prices. The proceeds will go towards the movement of the RUSIDSS NSW Library to the Hyde Park Memorial. Interested persons may contact Vice President John Hutcheson at 02 93932325 or .




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