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.

Note: * indicates a mandatory field

Australian residential address
Alternate address

(Cards will only be sent to a post office box if an Australian residential address is also provided.)

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The Library will only contact you, if necessary, regarding your use of the Library or your library card.

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 resources.

I can go to the National Library of Australia Main Reading Room Front Desk to obtain my library card and complete the registration process.