Benefits at the National Library of Australia

  • Invitations and reduced admission prices to the exciting program of Friends' events including lectures, seminars and special tours of exhibitions;
  • Use of the exclusive Friends Lounge (located on level 4);
  • Complimentary copies of the National Library of Australia Magazine and the Friends of the National Library newsletter;
  • Regular quarterly mailing of the comprehensive quarterly program of the National Library of Australia's events, exhibitions, and publications;
  • 15% discount at the National Library Bookshop;
  • 10% discount at the National Library Bookplate restaurant;
  • 10% discount at the National Library Paperplate cafe;

Discounts at selected bookshops

Alexander Fax Booksellers - 10% discount
Shop 10, Southlands Shopping Centre, Mawson ACT 2607
Phone: (02) 6290-0140
Opening hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 11am-3pm

Botany Bay Prints - 10% discount on cash purchases only
21 Froggatt Street, Turner, ACT 2612
Open by appointment
Phone: (02) 6247-9751

Burnet's Books - 10% discount
46 Bridge Street
Uralla NSW 2358
Phone: (02) 6778-4682
Fax: (02) 6778-4516

Cabinet of Discoveries - 10% (on antique maps & prints)
Canberra location
By appointment only, flexible opening hours
Phone: (02) 6247-6337

Eclectic Books - 15% discount
1 Palomino Court, Conondale QLD 4552
Phone: (07) 5494-4645 for an appointment

Lilitu's Books and Music - 10% discount on books & CDs
Shop 4 Ginninderra Village
O'Hanlon Place, Gold Creek Village,
Nicholls, ACT 2913
Phone: (02) 6230-2272

Paperchain Bookstore - 10% discount on cash purchases, 7.5% on credit card & EFTPOS
34 Franklin Street, Manuka ACT 2603
Phone: (02) 6295-6723

Discounts on cultural activities

Australian Chamber Orchestra 
10% discount for Canberra performances at Llewellyn Hall, ANU.
Discounted tickets can only be purchased online at or by phoning 1800 444 444 and quoting the promotion code ‘MUSIC’ at the time of booking. (NB this discount is not available through Ticketek.)

Movie discounts
2-for-1 passes to selected movies distributed by Hopscotch Films and Icon Film Distribution (passes are included with the quarterly magazine)

Free Films presented in conjunction with the Reel McCoy Film Society 

All Friends of the NLA members are entitled to attend the fortnightly screenings held in conjunction with the Reel McCoy. The film screenings are held in the Theatre at the National Library starting at 6pm.

Details on the film program can be found at

Discounts on accommodation in the ACT

The Brassey of Canberra

Cnr Belmore Gardens & Macquarie St, Barton ACT 2600

Overnight accomodation in a single standard room $165 or in a single Heritage Room $180 (both including full buffet breakfast): on an unlimited basis and subject to availability.
Phone: 1800 659 191 (toll free) or (02) 6273 3766. Fax: (02) 6273 2791

Forrest Hotel and Apartments
30 National Circuit, Forrest, ACT 2603

Overnight accommodation in recently refurbished rooms at the following reduced rates, subject to availability:

  • Standard hotel room - $135 per room per night
  • One bedroom refurbished apartment - $189 per apartment per night
  • Two bedroom refurbished apartment - $219 per apartment per night

Bookings: 1800 676 372 (toll free) or 02 6203 4300, or email  Bookings may also be made online.

Reciprocal benefits with selected libraries and institutions

Powerhouse Museum Sydney

  • Access to the Members Lounge
  • Concession price on general Museum admission

Friends of the State Library of South Australia

  •  Access to members lounge
  • Discounts for functions

Friends of the State Library of NSW

  • Discounts for events listed in What’s On Brochure

  • 10% discount at the Library Shop

  • Use of exclusive members’ room

 Friends of the State Library of Victoria

  • Access to the State Library's Friends lounge and associated facilities

 Friends of the British Library

  • Access to the exclusive members’ room

Prickles: the Art of Flowers

10% discount on purchases to members of the Friends. 

Prickles: the Art of Flowers, a unique floral design studio located in Canberra City, is able to send bouquets in the Canberra / Queanbeyan area, interstate and around the world.  Regular visitors to the National Library would have seen examples of their work at many Library events.  To claim your discount, please quote your Friends membership number at the time of purchase. 

Address: Ground Floor, Todd Building, 17 Mort Street, Canberra

Phone: 02 6230 4044