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21 Jan 2022
Public Domain: From Captain Cook to Winnie the Pooh
Learn about copyright law around the world and in Library collections.
18 Jan 2022
Discover school holiday activities from home with the National Library
Read, listen, learn and play your way through a series of fun school holiday activities.
14 Jan 2022
The Monaro Grassland Earless Dragon
Learn about one of Australia's rarest reptiles in this essay by author Charles Massy.
4 Jan 2022
Public Domain: 2022
Every year, on 1 January, creative works come out of copyright and into the public domain. Learn about public domain in the Library's collections.
4 Jan 2022
Discovering the National Braille Collection
Learn how to navigate the Library's National Braille Collection with this useful guide to the resources.
22 Dec 2021
Discover online Chinese language resources
Your definitive guide to the Library's Chinese language, history and culture resources. Dive in today.
20 Dec 2021
Ming the Meticulous: Digitised papers of Sir Robert Menzies online now
The digitisation of the papers of Sir Robert Menzies (1894 –1978) has recently been completed through...
14 Dec 2021
Summer opening hours
Find out what you can do at the Library this festive period.
10 Dec 2021
2022 Asia Study Grant recipients announced
The program offers academics a four-week residency at the Library in 2022, with privileged access to our Asian language and Asia-related collections.
3 Dec 2021
International Volunteers Day: an Australian tradition
For many Australians, volunteering their energy, skills and time is a part of life. On International Volunteers Day, we celebrate their contribution to society.
24 Nov 2021
Connecting and directing you at the Foyer Information Desk
Discover some of the most common and quirky questions that our Foyer Information Desk staff have answered.
22 Nov 2021
Announcing the 2022 National Folk Fellow
The National Library, in conjunction with the National Folk Festival, is pleased to announce Dr Mahesh...
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