• 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