National Library of Australia
Welcome to the National Library of Australia – the home of your story.
They always have something going on. From free tours to special school holiday activities and programs, there is a constantly changing calendar of events and exhibitions.
Wander through their Main Reading Room to view some of the building’s artwork and look through a selection of books on display.
See remarkable items from the Library’s collections in their Treasures Gallery, or explore the latest blockbuster displays in the Exhibition Gallery.
Take advantage of one of their free guided tours. The trained volunteer guides are passionate about sharing their knowledge of the Library and its collections.
And don’t forget to browse the Bookshop for a souvenir, a special gift or your next great read. Or, if you need to recharge with a drink and a bite to eat, you can also visit the Bookplate Cafe.
Know what is happening at the Library before you visit. Have a look at the What’s On page on the website to find out what events, lectures, discussion panels, author talks, special exhibitions and school holiday activities we have coming up for you to see and participate in.
Check out the National Library website for our opening hours, to plan your visit and to find out more information about what’s on.
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“A must see on any Canberra visit.”
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- Parents Room
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- Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
- Caters for people who use a wheelchair.