News

  • Service Changes

    The National Library is making two changes to its Reading Room services:

    Deliveries from the Library’s stacks will be Monday to Friday only.  Collection items can still be used on weekends but must be pre-ordered by 3.45 pm Friday each week.  Reserved items will now be held for seven days from the date of requesting.  Items ordered on a Monday will not be returned to stacks until the following Monday.  There will be no weekend stack delivery service from Saturday 5 July.

    -- posted on 27 July 2014

  • Exposing a creator, visionary and benefactor of modern Australian art - J.W. Power


    A new exhibition at the National Library of Australia will be open to the public this Friday which brings to the fore the work of twentieth-century Australian artist, J.W. Power (1881—1943) - Abstraction—Création: J.W. Power in Europe 1921—1938

    -- posted on 22 July 2014

  • The latest from Trove

    -- posted on 9 July 2014

  • Version 6.1 and other new treats from the Trove team

    Last week Trove 6.1 was released. One of the new features is an advanced search for newspapers, which allows you to refine your search by state and filter the complete list of newspaper titles by word and date range. For our newspaper correctors, try adding 'has:corrections' to the end of your next search and you’ll only see articles that have been previously corrected. 

    -- posted on 11 June 2014

  • A letter to my younger self

    In Sunday’s Canberra Times, seven prominent Canberrans were invited to share a letter to their 17 year old selves, of which our Director General Anne-Marie Schwirtlich was one.

    Dear Anne-Marie,

    -- posted on 10 June 2014

  • Jane Austen’s letter to her sister Cassandra returns to the Treasures Gallery

    Image of first page of Jane Austen's letter to Cassandra - detail

    Returned to display in our Treasures Gallery, as part of the NLA to Z exhibition, is the popular letter by English novelist Jane Austen to her beloved sister Cassandra Austen, dated 11 June 1799.   

    -- posted on 4 June 2014

  • Trove tunes into Radio National

    Some of Australia's greatest stories, as heard on ABC's Radio National, are now available through Trove, the National Library of Australia's award-winning free discovery service.

    -- posted on 6 March 2014

  • Community Heritage Grants

    The National Library of Australia is calling for applications for the 2014 Community Heritage Grants.

    The grants of up to $15,000 are available to community groups around the country to help preserve and manage locally held, nationally significant cultural heritage collections of documents and objects for future generations. Applications, which should be submitted online, close on Friday 2 May 2014 at 5pm (AEST).

    -- posted on 3 March 2014

  • Trove blog

    Trove now has its very own blog where you can learn more about this popular service.

    -- posted on 19 November 2013

  • Help us save rare map

    Help the National Library of Australia ensure the survival of one of the rarest maps in the world, Joan Blaeu's 1663 Archipelagus Orientalis.

    -- posted on 30 October 2013

  • Last chance for curators' talk

    Mapping Our World curators will deliver their final talk about the exhibition on Thursday 27 February in the National Library Theatre.

    -- posted on 20 August 2013

  • Mapping Our World Discovery Day

    Bookings are now open for the Mapping Our World Discovery Day where visitors will be treated to a day of discussion, debate and display.

    -- posted on 20 August 2013

  • Canberra Then and Now

    See how the nation's capital has changed over its 100-year history in the Canberra Then and Now display on show at the National Library.

    -- posted on 20 August 2013

  • Julian Disney to give Kenneth Myer lecture

    Professor Julian Disney AO will give the 2013 Kenneth Myer lecture at the National Library of Australia on Thursday 15 August.

    -- posted on 11 July 2013

  • Writing the Australian Landscape

    Writer Murray Bail will deliver the Kenneth Binns lecture at the 2013 Writing the Australian Landscape Conference from August 3-4.

    -- posted on 21 June 2013

  • Help us tell Canberra's story

    Help celebrate Canberra's centenary by supporting the National Library's project to digitise and make available online an additional 40 years of The Canberra Times newspaper.

    -- posted on 7 June 2013

  • Writing the Australian Landscape Conference

    Hear some of this country's greatest writers talk about their sense of place at the Writing the Australian Landscape Conference at the National Library on August 3-4.

    -- posted on 4 June 2013

  • Folklore collection honoured

    The National Library's John Meredith Folklore Collection has been placed on the Australian Memory of the World Register.

    -- posted on 15 May 2013

  • Landscaping the Lake

    In Canberra's Centenary year, hear how the iconic Lake Burley Griffin was designed, constructed and landscaped in a special lecture organised by the Friends of the National Library.

    -- posted on 10 May 2013

  • Temporary closure of Treasures Gallery

    The Treasures Gallery will be closed for regular maintenance from Monday 6 May, reopening Saturday 18 May.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused by the closure.

    The Dream of a Century: The Griffins in Australia’s Capital will remain open during this time.

     

    -- posted on 2 May 2013

  • Griffins' dream set to come to life

    Rare original plans, silk lithographs and scrawled notes from the hands of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin will come to life in a new exhibition at the National Library from Friday 8 March.

    -- posted on 22 February 2013

  • Mona Lisa copy now on show

    A remarkable copy of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa - by Adelaide-born artist Mortimer Menpes - is now on show in the Treasures Gallery.

    -- posted on 13 December 2012

  • Forgotten Australians remembered

    To mark the third anniversary of the National Apology to the Forgotten Australians and Former Child Migrants, the National Library has published a commemorative booklet, You Can't Forget Things Like That, which features many of their remarkable stories.

    -- posted on 16 November 2012

  • Subscribe to eNEWS

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    -- posted on 15 November 2012

  • Community groups win $428,675 in Heritage Grants

    A total of $428,675 has been awarded to 78 community groups throughout Australia in the 2012 Community Heritage Grants program.

    -- posted on 31 October 2012

  • Author talk: Kate Morton

    Renowned author Kate Morton discusses her new novel The Secret Keeper. Thursday 15 November, 6 pm.

    -- posted on 23 October 2012

  • Eureka: The Unfinished Revolution

    Best-selling author Peter FitzSimons discusses his latest book. Tuesday 13 November, 12.30 pm

    -- posted on 23 October 2012

  • Author talk: Kate Morton

    Join best-selling author Kate Morton as she discusses her new novel The Secret Keeper. Thursday 15 November, 6 pm.

    -- posted on 23 October 2012

  • AuthorTalk: David Hill

    David Hill discusses his book about the race to chart the map of Australia. Tuesday 23 October.

    -- posted on 15 October 2012

  • An Evening with Lily Brett

    Join international best-seller Lily Brett as she discusses her new novel. Thursday 18 October.

    -- posted on 2 October 2012

  • Hilary McPhee: A Celebration

    Join the Friends of the National Library to celebrate the life and work of author and publisher Hilary McPhee on Sunday 14 October.

    -- posted on 21 September 2012

  • Hilary McPhee: A Celebration

    The Friends of the National Library will celebrate the life and work of editor, author and publisher Hilary McPhee in a special event on Sunday 14 October.

    -- posted on 21 September 2012

  • Changes to National Library car parking

    From Monday 17 September 2012, the car park immediately south of the National Library of Australia will become three-hour limited parking.

    -- posted on 14 September 2012

  • It's All Relative: Sharing Stories from Family History

    Don't miss the Library's special family history seminar, featuring talks by historians, writers, journalists and media makers.

    -- posted on 11 September 2012

  • The Great Book Swap

    Join Children's Laureate Boori Monty Pryor for the Great Book Swap at the National Library of Australia on 15 September.

    -- posted on 4 September 2012

  • The Great Book Swap

    Join Children's Laureate Boori Monty Pryor and support the Indigenous Literary Foundation at the National Library of Australia on Saturday 15 September.

    -- posted on 4 September 2012

  • Apply now for a Japan Study Grant

    Applications are now open for the National Library's Japan Study Grants.

    -- posted on 16 August 2012

  • Summer scholarships now open

    Are you a young researcher? Applications are now open for the Library's Summer Scholarship program.

    -- posted on 9 August 2012

  • Changes to car parking

    The Patrick White Lawns (temporary lakeside car park) will close from 5 pm Friday 3 August 2012.

    -- posted on 23 July 2012

  • Get started at the Library online

    The Library has just posted four animated web videos to help you get started with our collections and services.

    -- posted on 16 July 2012

  • Picture Australia now in Trove

    The National Library has integrated Picture Australia into Trove, its award-winning free discovery service.

    -- posted on 12 July 2012

  • Picture Australia now in Trove

    The National Library has integrated Picture Australia into its award-winning free discovery service Trove.

    -- posted on 12 July 2012

  • Eric Rolls Memorial Lecture

    A Meander Down a River or Two – How Water Defines Our Continent and Its Future.

    -- posted on 9 July 2012

  • Tours on offer at the Library

    Visitors to the Library can enjoy a variety of free tours – from a look at behind the scenes to a guided tour of our exhibition galleries.

    -- posted on 9 July 2012

  • Eric Rolls Memorial Lecture

    A Meander Down a River or Two – How Water Defines Our Continent and Its Future.

    Acclaimed environmental scientist, Professor Richard Kingsford, explores the challenges of managing our rivers in the second lecture in honour of author Eric Rolls.

    -- posted on 9 July 2012

  • Rare natural history artworks on show

    An exhibition of extraordinary natural history paintings and drawings by Australia’s first professional artist, John William Lewin (1770-1819) is on show at the National Library of Australia.

    -- posted on 9 July 2012

  • The Great Australian Emptiness

    On the final day of The Life of Patrick White exhibition, join our panel as they explore how Australia has changed since White wrote his seminal essay, Prodigal Son.

    -- posted on 22 June 2012

  • Tours on offer at the Library

    Visitors to the Library can enjoy a variety of free tours – from a look at behind the scenes to a guided tour of our exhibition galleries.

    -- posted on 18 June 2012

  • Multicultural newspapers now available online

    Newspapers that tell Australia’s multicultural stories in their own language are now available online through the Library's award-winning Trove discovery service.

    -- posted on 15 June 2012

  • Patrick White's Record Collection

    This Sunday enjoy an entertaining evening with soprano Greta Bradman and pianist Amir Farid while they perform music that inspired and was inspired by the works of Patrick White.

    -- posted on 12 June 2012

  • Tours on offer at the Library

    Visitors to the Library can enjoy a variety of free tours – from a look at behind the scenes to a guided tour of our exhibition galleries.

    -- posted on 1 June 2012

  • An evening with Shaun Tan

    Join illustrator and author Shaun Tan and Genevieve Jacobs from 666 ABC Radio for a conversation about writing, film-making and fame.

    -- posted on 30 May 2012

  • Take the Library home with you

    The National Library’s catalogue is now available for your iOS and Android mobile devices. This means you can search our extensive collections, request items and track these items all from the palm of your hand, no matter where you are.

    -- posted on 24 May 2012

  • The Life of Patrick White - final week

    There is one week left to see The Life of Patrick White, a National Library of Australia exhibition celebrating the work of our only Nobel Laureate for Literature.

    -- posted on 22 May 2012

  • Celebrating Australian literature

    Meet the shortlist authors for this year’s Miles Franklin Literary Award, Frank Moorhouse, Tony Birch and Favel Parrett at the National Library of Australia on 29 May.

    -- posted on 22 May 2012

  • Celebrate Patrick White's 100th birthday

    Would you like one of the best seats in the house when the National Library of Australia celebrates Patrick White’s 100th birthday on May 28?

    -- posted on 15 March 2012

  • Innovative Ideas Talk

    Dr Raymond Choo will talk about his work on cybercrime at the next Innovative Ideas Talk at the National Library on Wednesday, 23 May.

    -- posted on 6 March 2012

  • Jeffrey Eugenides in Conversation

    Hear Pulitzer prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides in conversation at the National Library on Tuesday 22 May.

    -- posted on 16 February 2012

  • Star Light, Star Bright

    See the National Library of Australia in a whole new light on Saturday 10 March - with special guests Nobel Laureate Professor Brian Schmidt and cartoonist Michael Leunig in Star Light, Star Bright.

    -- posted on 16 February 2012

  • Exploring Gothic Script

    Join Angela Hillier, founding member of the Canberra Calligraphy Society, for a workshop exploring the Gothic script found in the Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin exhibition on Sunday 4 March.

    -- posted on 16 February 2012

  • National Year of Reading

    The National Year of Reading will be launched at the National Library of Australia in Canberra on Tuesday 14 February.

    -- posted on 9 February 2012

  • Treasures Gallery welcomes 50,000th visitor

    Director-General of the National Library Anne-Marie Schwirtlich has welcomed the 50,000th visitor to the Treasures Gallery which opened only four months ago.

    -- posted on 2 February 2012

  • Handwritten @ night

    Due to public demand, Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, will now be open till 9pm on Thursday nights at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.

    -- posted on 17 January 2012

  • See Handwritten @ night

    Due to popular demand, Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, will now be open to 9pm on Thursday nights at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.

    -- posted on 17 January 2012

  • Writers tell their stories

    Hear many of your favourite writers tell their stories at the National Library in Canberra - via podcast.

    -- posted on 6 December 2011

  • Treasures Gallery @ night

    The National Library's new Treasures Gallery is now open till 9pm on Thursday nights.

    -- posted on 1 December 2011

  • Handwritten exhibition now open

    Unique documents from history's greats are now on show in Handwritten: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Treasures from Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, a blockbuster exhibition in the National Library's new Exhibition Gallery.

    -- posted on 7 November 2011

  • Trove welcomes Powerhouse collection

    The National Library has welcomed more than 100,000 digital records from the Powerhouse Museum into its award-winning Trove online discovery service.

    -- posted on 4 November 2011

  • Treasures Gallery Now Open

    See many of the National Library of Australia's prized collection items now on permanent exhibition in the new purpose-built Treasures Gallery.

    -- posted on 3 November 2011

  • Di Morrissey Book Talk

    Help Di Morrissey celebrate the release of her new novel and 20 years in publishing with a special event at the National Library on Monday 7 November.

    -- posted on 3 November 2011

  • Creative Commons Seminar

    People interested in Creative Commons - a new way to manage copyright in a digital environment - are invited to attend a seminar at the National Library on Friday 4 November.

    -- posted on 2 November 2011

  • Creative Commons Seminar

    People interested in learning more about Creative Commons - how to manage copyright in the new digital environment - are invited to attend a seminar at the National Library of Australia on Friday 4 November.

    -- posted on 2 November 2011

  • Celebrating Alex Miller

    Join the Friends of the National Library on Sunday October 30 to celebrate the life and work of acclaimed Australian writer Alex Miller.

    -- posted on 26 October 2011

  • Independent Scholars Conference

    Perversions of Prejudice - How Bias Distorts is the theme of this year's annual conference of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia to be held at the National Library of Australia.

    -- posted on 25 October 2011

  • Film Festival

    Learn about the vital relationship between forests, people and the planet in a short film festival for the International Year of Forests.

    -- posted on 19 October 2011

  • Australian Book Review 50th Birthday Lecture

    Professor Ian Donaldson explores the double life of writer and dramatist Ben Jonson.

    -- posted on 18 October 2011

  • New Pictures and Manuscripts reading room

    Pictures and Manuscripts collections are now available in the newly refurbished and integrated reading room on the second floor.

    -- posted on 17 October 2011

  • Robert Dessaix to give Seymour lecture

    Acclaimed writer and broadcaster Robert Dessaix will deliver the 2011 Seymour Biography lecture on Monday 24 October in the National Library Theatre.

    -- posted on 7 October 2011

  • Treasures Gallery Family Day

    Celebrate the opening of the National Library's new Treasures Gallery at a special Family Day on Monday 10 October.

    -- posted on 7 October 2011

  • Treasures Gallery now open

    The National Library's new Treasures Gallery is now open on the newly refurbished ground floor.

    -- posted on 7 October 2011

  • Special arrangements

    To mark the official opening of the Treasures Gallery on Thursday 6 October, bookplate will close at 5 pm.

    -- posted on 4 October 2011

  • Treasures Gallery Tours

    Volunteer guided Treasures Gallery tours currently run daily at 10.30am. From 1st September 2013 this time will change to 11.30am daily.

    Meet in the Foyer. Bookings not required.

    -- posted on 4 October 2011

  • Treasures Gallery Family Day

    Celebrate the opening of the new Treasures Gallery and the public holiday at the National Library's Family Day on Monday 10 October.

    -- posted on 4 October 2011

  • 666 ABC to broadcast live from the National Library

    666 ABC Drive presenter Louise Maher will broadcast live from the National Library on Thursday 6 October as part of the Treasures Gallery opening celebrations.

    -- posted on 3 October 2011

  • Celebrate The Australian Women's Weekly

    The National Library has mounted a new display to celebrate the digitisation of the first 50 years of The Australian Women's Weekly.

    -- posted on 22 September 2011

  • Using Microform Readers

    Learn how to scan, save and print newspaper articles at our free information session.

    -- posted on 8 September 2011

  • Bookshop Closure

    The National Library bookshop will be closed from Saturday 17 September, reopening Tuesday 20 September—come in and see our new refurbished premises on the Ground Floor.

    -- posted on 6 September 2011

  • Apply now for a Japan Study Grant

    Applications are now open for the National Library of Australia's Japan Study Grants.

    -- posted on 5 September 2011

  • 2011 Seymour Lecture

    Writer and broadcaster Robert Dessaix will present the 2011 Seymour Biography Lecture at the National Library on Monday 24 October.

    -- posted on 5 September 2011

  • Kate Grenville presents Sarah Thornhill

    Hear acclaimed Australian writer Kate Grenville talk about her new book Sarah Thornhill in a special event at the National Library of Australia on Thursday 22 September.

    -- posted on 5 September 2011

  • In Every Home - The Australian Women's Weekly

    If you have lost your recipe for rabbit casserole or need to find that pattern for a hand-knitted balaclava, look no further than the National Library of Australia.

    -- posted on 5 September 2011

  • Innovative Ideas

    Hear the author of Hamlet's Blackberry, William Powers, discuss what the digital age is really all about as part of the National Library's Innovative Ideas program.

    -- posted on 26 August 2011

  • In Conversation with Jonathan Franzen

    Hear author of The Corrections Jonathan Franzen talk about his work in his exclusive Canberra appearance at the National Library on Wednesday 14 September.

    -- posted on 23 August 2011

  • Apply now for a Summer Scholarship

    Are you a young researcher? Applications are now open for the Library's Summer Scholarship program.

    -- posted on 1 August 2011

  • A musical map of the World

    The Song Company presents 'Time Traveller' a collection of stories and songs from around the globe.

    -- posted on 27 July 2011

  • Manuscripts Reading Room refurbishment

    Manuscripts collections will be delivered to the Pictures Reading Room from Friday 5 August to Friday 19 August while the Manuscripts Reading Room is refurbished.

    -- posted on 26 July 2011

  • Book Talk: Dismissal

    Join award-winning author Nicholas Hasluck for a special National Library of Australia event on Saturday 30 July.

    -- posted on 13 July 2011

  • Book Talk: Dismissal

    Hear award-winning author Nicholas Hasluck talk about his new thriller, Dismissal, at a special National Library of Australia event on Saturday 30 July.

    -- posted on 13 July 2011

  • Winter Tales

    Member for Canberra Gai Brodtmann MP will be the next speaker in the National Library's Winter Tales series.

    -- posted on 12 July 2011

  • Australian photography in focus

    Hear Harold White Fellow Dr Martyn Jolly talk about the Photograph on the Page: Australian Photography as it was Reproduced in Print from the 1950s to the 1970s, on 26 July.

    -- posted on 12 July 2011

  • Read All About It - last weeks

    The popular Read All About It: Australian Newspapers 1803-1954 display closes soon.

    -- posted on 12 July 2011

  • Read All About It - last weeks

    The National Library's popular display, Read All About It: Australian Newspapers 1803-1954 closes soon.

    Don't miss this display on the Fourth Floor which celebrates the extraordinary record of people, places and evets made available through the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program.

    The exhibition is open until 31 July.

    Free admission.

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    -- posted on 12 July 2011

  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards

    The winners of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards were announced today at the National Library.

    -- posted on 8 July 2011

  • Prime Minister's Literary Awards

    The Prime Minister's Literary Awards are being announced at the Library on Friday 8 July. Join Caroline Baum for a celebration of great Australian writing and meet the shortlisted authors.

    -- posted on 7 July 2011

  • Bookshop closed this weekend

    The National Library Bookshop will be closed from Saturday 9 July to Sunday 10 July to allow for refurbishment.

    -- posted on 5 July 2011

  • Bookshop closing for stocktake

    The National Library Bookshop will close for its annual stocktake on Thursday 30 June and reopen at 11 am on Friday 1 July.

    The online Bookshop will remain open.

    -- posted on 23 June 2011

  • Behind the Scenes tours

    Take a tour and see a side of the Library most visitors never experience

    -- posted on 22 June 2011

  • Bookshop back online

    The National Library's Bookshop is now back online following an upgrade

    -- posted on 22 June 2011

  • New-look Main Reading Room

    The refurbished Main Reading Room opened on Monday 27 June

    -- posted on 21 June 2011

  • Let Freedom Sing

    Join us for this powerful film exploring how music inspired the civil rights movement. Tuesday 21 June at 6 pm, free

    -- posted on 16 June 2011

  • First map of Australia seminar

    Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Louis de Freycinet’s map of Australia at the National Library on Sunday 19 June.

    -- posted on 15 June 2011

  • Library’s Director-General to sleep out for homeless

    The Library’s Director-General Anne-Marie Schwirtlich is braving the Canberra cold as part of the Vinnies CEO Sleepout challenge.

    -- posted on 15 June 2011

  • Win an iPod Touch

    Tell us what you think! Take 5 minutes to help us plan our mobile services and go in to the draw for an iPod Touch®.

    -- posted on 14 June 2011

  • Trove takes top honours

    The National Library of Australia’s free discovery service Trove took top honours at the 2011 Australian Government’s ICT Awards.

    -- posted on 2 June 2011

  • Online bookshop upgrade

    The National Library’s online bookshop is currently being upgraded and will return in an exciting new format soon.

    -- posted on 23 May 2011

  • Manuscripts on the move

    To make room for our ever-growing Manuscripts collection, some items will be moved to new storage areas. Users may face delivery delays.

    -- posted on 23 May 2011

  • Last week for Libraryhack

    Use data from libraries across Australia and New Zealand to develop apps and mashups – and you could win $6000.

    -- posted on 23 May 2011

  • Five million newspaper pages now online

    Five million pages of Australian newspapers have now been digitised through the National Library’s Australian Newspaper Digitisation Program.

    -- posted on 14 May 2011

  • Happy birthday Dame Nellie

    Thursday May 19 marks the 150th birthday of Dame Nellie Melba – Australia’s singing sweetheart.

    -- posted on 13 May 2011

  • Book Launch - The Monster that ate Canberra

    Join writer and illustrator Michael Salmon this Friday 13 May to celebrate the latest edition of his children’s book The Monster that ate Canberra.

    -- posted on 11 May 2011

  • War and Peace at the National Library

    Treat yourself to the film classic War and Peace followed by a delicious afternoon tea at the National Library on Thursday 19 May.

    -- posted on 10 May 2011

  • 2011 Community Heritage Grants closing soon

    Applications for the 2011 Community Heritage Grants will close on Friday 6 May.

    -- posted on 29 April 2011

  • Libraryhack competition now open

    Hackers and other digital creatives can now use data from libraries across Australia and New Zealand to develop apps and mashups – and maybe win $6000.

    -- posted on 29 April 2011

  • Harold White Fellow Presentation

    Join Amy Reigle Newland as she talks about Kabuki woodblock prints by Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900). Wednesday 4 May, 5.30 pm at the Library.

    -- posted on 28 April 2011

  • Innovative Ideas Talk

    Dr Sam Prince, named as one of 10 Outstanding Young People of the World, will deliver the next Innovative Ideas Talk at the National Library of Australia on 12 May.

    -- posted on 27 April 2011

  • The Business of Nature

    Hear author and historian Roslyn Russell talk about her new book, The Business of Nature: John Gould in Australia on Saturday 7 May.

    -- posted on 21 April 2011

  • Library treasure honoured

    One of the National Library’s treasures, a 1796 theatre playbill, has been added to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register.

    -- posted on 5 April 2011

  • Building works progress

    Completion of our refurbished Main Reading Room is only a few months away. We appreciate your patience as building works progress.

    -- posted on 29 March 2011

  • Afternoon Book Talk

    Join award-winning author Christobel Mattingley as she discusses her latest book, A Brilliant Touch, at the National Library on Saturday 26 March.

    -- posted on 22 March 2011

  • NLA publication honoured internationally

    National Library of Australia publication, Australian Backyard Explorer, has won global recognition through the International Youth Library.

    -- posted on 22 March 2011

  • Afternoon Delight film and afternoon tea

    Join us this Thursday at 2 pm in the Library theatre for The Sting. Gather in bookplate after the screening to enjoy a $5.90 Devonshire tea.

    -- posted on 11 March 2011

  • Book Launch - The Lightkeeper's Wife

    Join ABC 666 radio presenter Alex Sloan for the launch of Karen Viggers’ second novel, The Lightkeeper’s Wife, on Saturday 19 March.

    -- posted on 8 March 2011

  • 2011 Community Heritage Grants now open - 1st March 2011

    The National Library of Australia is calling for applications for the 2011 Community Heritage Grants.

    -- posted on 1 March 2011

  • Unique and Unspoilt

    The National Library has published a fascinating new book based on the journals of John Béchervaise during his 13 months as officer-in-charge of a scientific base on Heard Island.

    -- posted on 23 February 2011

  • Behind-the-scenes tour

    Enjoy a free tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored. Meet in the Foyer, this Saturday 26 February at 1.30 pm.

    -- posted on 22 February 2011

  • Temporary closure of Bookshop

    Due to important building works for the Treasures Gallery, the National Library Bookshop will close from Saturday 26 February and reopen on Tuesday 8 March.

    -- posted on 18 February 2011

  • True Stories: Writing History Conference

    Some of Australia’s finest writers and historians will be at the National Library for a two-day conference on 2-3 April.

    -- posted on 17 February 2011

  • New Director-General appointed

    Federal Arts Minister Simon Crean has announced the appointment of Ms Anne-Marie Schwirtlich as the new Director-General of the National Library of Australia.

    -- posted on 10 February 2011

  • Climate history project

    The National Library needs your help in an Australian-first project designed to help save the planet.

    -- posted on 8 February 2011

  • Innovative Ideas Talk

    Hear Liam Wyatt talk about his experiences as the British Museum’s first ‘volunteer Wikipedian-in-residence’ in a free talk at the National Library on Friday, 11 February.

    -- posted on 7 February 2011

  • Fellowship applications now open

    The 2012 Harold White Fellowships, the Minerals Council of Australia Fellowship and the Japan Fellowship are now open.

    -- posted on 3 February 2011

  • Just What a Woman Wants

    Join the National Library’s celebrations to mark the digitisation of the first 50 years of The Australian Women’s Weekly with a special event on Friday 25 February.

    -- posted on 1 February 2011

  • Book Talk with Stephanie Dowrick

    Best-selling author Stephanie Dowrick will discuss ‘insight and inspiration’ at the National Library on Saturday 5 February at 2 pm.

    -- posted on 21 January 2011

  • Information on Queensland floods

    he National Library has created a new guide to help you find flood inundation maps of Queensland, including a digitised copy of a 1974 flood map.

    -- posted on 12 January 2011