To be eligible for a standard library card you must live in Australia and supply an Australian residential address.
International visitors may apply for a temporary onsite library card when visiting the National Library in person.
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(Cards will only be sent to a post office box if an Australian residential address is also provided.)
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I would like to receive my
library card through the post. I understand that this
will take 5-10 working days and that I will need to wait
until my card arrives before I can access the Library's collections and some electronic
I can go to the National Library of Australia Main Reading Room
Front Desk to obtain my library card and complete the