Reopening Update: August 2020

Enjoy a CovidSafe visit to the National Library.

Can I buy a book from the National Library of Australia?

Man standing next to bookshelves reading a book


The National Library of Australia does not sell books from its collections.

If you are after a particular book, try contacting a local bookseller in your area, they may be able to help you find a copy. There are also online bookshops and book search databases which may be helpful. Some of these are listed in our Book Trade eResources.

The National Library bookshop sells books and other material on a range of subjects from various publishers, including books and merchandise published by the National Library of Australia.

You can also order copies of certain collection materials, subject to the Australian Copyright Act 1968, through our Copies Direct service. For more information please visit the Copies Direct website.

For information on where to buy an out of print book see the Library’s FAQ How can I find out of print books?