Benefits at the National Library of Australia

Become a Friend of the Library and enjoy a number of benefits including:

  • 15% discount on all online ticket purchases to National Library events
  • Invitations to Friends-only events
  • Discounts and special offers from a range of businesses throughout Australia
  • Use of the exclusive Friends Lounge
  • Quarterly mailing of the Friends newsletter 
  • Receive the quarterly What's On program, listing Library events, exhibitions and publications.
  • You also receive a 15% discount at the National Library Bookshop and a 10% discount at the Bookplate restaurant and Paperplate café.

Discounts at selected bookshops



Discounts on magazine subscriptions

Discounts on cultural activities

Australian Chamber Orchestra 

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

ACT National Trust

National Trust member prices on events and tours.

ACT Writers Centre

10% discount on ACT Writers Centre workshops.

Canberra Philharmonic Society

10% discount on shows booked online.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra

Concession rates on individual tickets (A and B reserve) for one Friend and a guest to Llewellyn Series concerts throughout the year.

Musica Viva

2016 Viva Card - a 10% discount on single tickets to Musica Viva’s 2016 International Concert Season (excluding Voyage to the Moon).  Offer excludes concession and under 30 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.

 Canberra Repertory Society 

Two-for-one tickets on preview night.

Discounts on select retail

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.

Country House

10% discount in store.

Discounts on dining


5% discount off weekday lunches.

Discounts on fitness

Canberra Clubhouse (Hyatt Hotel)

Discount on annual membership $1000 (a saving of $600)

Discount on monthly memberships $90/month

Discounts on learning

Alliance Francaise Canberra

5% discount on Alliance Francaise Canberra language courses.

Dante Aligheri society of Canberra

5% discount off first enrolment.

Discounts on accommodation

TFE Hotels

TFE Hotels offers Friends of the NLA a 10% discount on accommodation throughout Australia, subject to availability.

To make a reservation use the booking code on the Benefits of Membership form in your latest membership renewal pack and complete the online booking form.

Hotels include: 

Adina apartment hotels logo     Medina serviced apartments logo     Rendezvous hotels     Vibe hotels logo    Travelodge hotels logo    TFE hotels collection logo     TFE hotels logo     Kurrajong hotel logo

Forrest Hotel and Apartments

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 - $198 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
  • Member price for events
  • Discount on FSLSA publications

Friends of the State Library of NSW

  • Discounts for events listed in SLNSW What’s On Brochure
  • 10% discount at the Library Shop
  • Use of exclusive Friends Room

 Friends of the State Library of Victoria

  • Access to the State Library's Friends lounge and associated facilities
  • 10% discount at The Moat Cafe
  • 10% discount at SLV Readings bookshop
  • Access to free Friends events

Friends of the British Library

  • Access to the exclusive Friends Room