Reconciliation Day Public Holiday

All National Library reading rooms will be closed on Reconciliation Day, Monday 28 May.  Regular reading room hours will resume on Tuesday 29 May. See our holiday opening hours for more information.

Behind the Scenes guided tour

Behind the Scenes guided tour

A guide giving a tour
4 February 2018 to 20 December 2018, 2pm-2.45pm
Foyer, Ground floor


No bookings required

Every Thursday, 2pm, 45 mins (except public holidays and the week between Christmas and New Year)

Meet in the foyer.

Enjoy a free guided tour of the Library, including a visit to the enormous stacks, where books, magazines and newspapers are stored.

Group tours

We welcome small groups on all scheduled tours.

For community groups of 10 or more people, a separate tour may be organised, subject to the availability of tour guides. Please note a minimum of two weeks’ notice is required.

For all tour enquiries, email