Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.
Exhibition Galleries and Bookshop: 10am - 5pm daily; Check their website for reading room × Bookplate Cafe: Weekdays from 7.30am, Weekends from 9am; Library closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Disabled access available, contact operator for details
National Library of Australia
Parkes Place West, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Non Smoking Establishment
Ranked #15 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor
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LEAVING AUSTERITY BEHIND
I should fess up initially. This is my favourite building in all Australia; ahead of the lauded Opera House, Perth’s gorgeous post office, any number of Melbourne’s...
“Cafe not worth it.”
Tried 2 days in a row, on a weekend, which happened to be a long weekend hosting the Enlighten Festival to have a drink at the cafe on the balcony, overlooking the lake. Both days we were told...
“A great secret - wonderful balcony over looking the lake for lunch”
The library itself is wonderful but this is the place to walk to for lunch when visiting the National Gallery. You can sit and look at the lake and mid afternoon, despite the beautiful sunshine, it...
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