Bookings for all Friends events may be made online, through the Friends Office on 02 6262 1698, or by emailing

Ticket payments may be made online or over the phone by credit card. Cheque payments, made payable to ‘The Friends of the National Library of Australia’, should be posted to Friends of the National Library, National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT 2600.  Cash payments may be dropped off at the National Library bookshop during opening hours, and must be delivered in an unsealed envelope, with details of your name, the event and the dollar amount written on the envelope. These will then be passed on to the Friends Office.

Friends viewing of Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911

Join the Friends for an exclusive, after-hours viewing of Celestial Empire and a talk by exhibition curator Nathan Woolley. Includes light refreshments

Friday 22 January 2016, 6pm
Exhibition Gallery
$30 Friends and their guests only (numbers strictly limited)

Book here 

or phone:  02 6262 1698


White gloves evening: Performing arts (PROMPT) ephemera collection

This autumn, the Friends will host an exclusive viewing of items from the Library's largest collection of performing arts ephemera including programs, tickets, handbills, subscription brochures, cast lists and press releases. Discover some of the rarely seen documentary records of performances held in Australia and overseas.

Thursday 14 April 2016, 6pm
Conference Room
$15 Friends, $20 guests of Friends (numbers strictly limited)

Bookings:  02 6262 1698