Bookings for all Friends events may be made through the Friends Office on 02 6262 1698 or by emailing  Ticket payments may be made over the phone at the same number. 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.


Launch of Crime, Punishment and Redemption: John Ward’s Convict Diary by Dr June Slee

Join Dr June Slee as Alan Kerr launches the Library’s latest publication Crime, Punishment and Redemption: John Ward’s Convict Diary. To be launched by Alan Kerr.

Thursday 23 October, 6pm

Conference Room and Foyer

Cost: $10 Friends and $15 non-members

Includes refreshments

Bookings: 02 6262 1698 or


Friends Spring Day Tour

Join the Friends for a day trip to the Murrumbateman region. Highlights include wine tasting at Eden Road Winery, chocolate making at Robyn Rowe chocolates, and a visit to Cooma Cottage. Includes morning tea, afternoon tea and lunch.

Saturday 25 October, 9am-4pm

Cost: $80 members / $90 non members

Bookings essential: Contact the Friends Office on 6262 1551.


Friends Visit to the National Library’s Hume Repository

Join the Friends for an exclusive visit to the National Library’s Hume Repository, with a tour by Kylie Hawkins, Manager of Stack Services. Bookings are strictly limited.

Wednesday 19 November, 10am-11am

National Library of Australia Hume Repository, 44 Tralee Street Hume

All participants are to make their own way to the Repository and late comers may not be admitted.


Bookings required as numbers are limited: 02 6262 1698 or


Friends of the National Library of Australia Annual General Meeting

Thursday 20 November, 5.30pm

Conference Room, free

Bookings required for catering purposes: 02 6262 1698 or


A monthly literary discussion for members only.

Tuesday 26 August - The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry

Tuesday 30 September - The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Tuesday 28 October - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

Tuesday 25 November - Old Filth by Jane Gardam

7 pm
Friends Lounge, Free

Bookings: or 02 6262 1698


In association with the Reel McCoy Film Society, the Friends present fortnightly film screenings exclusively for members of both organisations.

Every second Wednesday
6 pm, Theatre, free

For further information contact the Friends Office, 02 6262 1698 or or contact

The Reel McCoy Film Society

Bookings not required