The Library’s Patrons provide valued support for development, conservation and digitisation of the Library's collections. They may also support specific programs such as fellowships, scholarships and public programs through the National Library of Australia Fund.
You can become a Library Patron by donating $1,000 or more. You can also become a Patron by giving regularly over time.
From 2013-14, National Library of Australia Fund donors are acknowledged at the following gift levels:
- Principal Patron ($1,000,000 and above)
- Platinum Patron ($250,000 and above)
- Gold Patron ($100,000 and above)
- Silver Patron ($25,000 and above)
- Bronze Patron ($10,000 and above)
- Patron ($1,000 and above)
- Donor (gifts up to $1,000)
All Patrons are acknowledged in the Library's Annual Report and on the Library website. Additionally, all Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Principal Patrons are recognised on an Honour Board in the Library.
Patrons at all levels are recognised for their contribution through the Library's Patron program. The program invites Patrons to a range of activities and events throughout the year, as well as providing special offers and privileges. Patron events may include curator talks, special collection viewings and an annual celebration held in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.
As a Petherick Reader, I wanted to contribute something to the Library and to support its efforts to conserve and disseminate its valuable materials and to show that ordinary people have a part to play in caring for the nation's intellectual resources.
Dr Diana Carroll, a former Library member of staff and Petherick Room reader
The National Library has done so much for me over the years. I felt that becoming a Patron was a way for me to repay in a very small way, the many benefits I have received over the years.
Andrew Freeman, Petherick Room Reader
The support we receive from individuals and organisations helps us to ensure our collections are comprehensive and accessible. This benefits the whole community. Whether directed towards the Treasures Gallery, the digitisation of Australian newspapers or the conservation of collection items, this generous support is invaluable and we very much appreciate it.