Library services

The NT Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries operates two libraries, at Berrimah Farm in Darwin and at the Arid Zone Research Institute in Alice Springs. 

Library access

Library services are provided primarily for the staff of the department and its industry clients. Researchers, tertiary students and members of the public are welcome to use the library for reference purposes during opening hours. Phone in advance. See contact information below.

The two libraries take inter-library loan requests from other libraries.

Inter-library loans

Most library material is available for loan through the inter-library loan system. The public must place requests via their own local libraries. Industry clients in Darwin and Alice Springs may register to borrow material directly from the department’s libraries.

National Union Catalog (NUC) symbols for DPIF libraries

Berrimah Farm Library
Primary Industry collection: XPPD
Fisheries collection: XPFD

AZRI Library: XAZ

Requests are accepted via Libraries Australia, mail, fax or email. Urgent requests should be phoned through.

Library subjects

Department libraries hold material covering all of the following subjects: arid zone research and development, biosecurity, entomology, plant pathology, rangeland ecology, horticulture, agriculture, animal production, veterinary science, wildlife research and ecology, fisheries, aquaculture, marine science, marine biology and ecology, recreational fishing.

Opening hours

8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday. Closed public holidays.

Darwin Berrimah Farm library contact

Email: BerrimahFarmLibrary@nt.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8999 2210
Fax: (08) 8999 2023

Location
John England Building
Berrimah Farm
Makagon Road Berrimah NT 0828

Mailing address
GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801

Alice Springs library contact

Email: azri.library@nt.gov.au
Phone: (08) 8951 8134
Fax: (08) 8951 8124

Location
Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) main office
South Stuart Highway
Alice Springs NT 0870

Mailing address
AZRI Library
PO Box 8760
Alice Springs NT 0871

Last updated: 11 November 2016