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ABC Library Sales gives you access to a world-class collection of stock footage, still images and sound bites. The ABC is home to Australia's largest media collection, with over 75 years coverage of news, current affairs, sport, science, natural history, arts and many other subjects.

ABC Library Sales supplies the collection for use in television commercials, documentary and feature films, multi media presentations, online and mobile clips, corporate videos and gallery exhibitions.

From this site you can browse the collections or search online databases yourself or request searches for us to, help you find that unique shot or sound bite.

Content originates from ABC productions and the collection is enhanced by content from more than 52 news gathering bureaux across Australia, as well as 13 news offices around the globe.

ABC Library Sales also represents the stock footage collection of Opera Australia and many independent producers.

This site is for business to business use. We do not service the general public through this site.

Library Sales manages the sale of content from the ABC's extensive Archive. Visit for more information about ABC Archives.

Library Sales does not sell complete programs but many programs broadcast on the ABC can be obtained from Non-theatric Sales which supplies programs not released for general home video release. These programs are most frequently used for educational and business purposes and distributed within Australia only. For more information visit

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