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3 Dec 2021   Blog

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   Blog

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   News

Announcing the 2022 National Folk Fellow 

The National Library, in conjunction with the National Folk Festival, is pleased to announce Dr Mahesh...

12 Nov 2021   Blog

Rare Books and Music with Dr Susannah Helman

Rare Books and Music Curator, Dr Susannah Helman, introduces some of the highlights in these special collections.

10 Nov 2021   Blog

Remembrance Day: The First World War through oral history

On the 11th of November each year, Australia joins many other Commonwealth countries in commemorating Remembrance Day.

8 Nov 2021   Video

Book Launch: Mountains

Join Alasdair McGregor and Greg Mortimer OAM as they discuss Australia’s beautiful and diverse mountains.

5 Nov 2021   Blog

Ask a conservator

National Library conservators answer questions about conservation and digital preservation.

3 Nov 2021   News

2022 Creative Arts Fellows announced

The Creative Arts Fellowships support writers and artists to spend four weeks at the Library.
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29 Oct 2021   Video

Book Launch: Flight of the Budgerigar

The budgerigar is arguably Australia’s best known bird. Many don’t know, however, that the multicoloured bird...

Old fashioned computers and other machines sit on tall beige shelves
28 Oct 2021   Video

Digital is History: Preserving our Digital Collections

Floppy Disk. Magnetic Tape. CD-ROM. They’re probably not words you’ve heard recently, but chances are you...

27 Oct 2021   News

Reopening the National Library building – Plan Your Visit

Welcoming you back to your National Library of Australia.

22 Oct 2021   News

Indigenous Graduate Program

Indigenous graduates are invited to open a new chapter in their careers, with applications now open for the Library’s 2022 Indigenous Graduate Program.

21 Oct 2021   Blog

Spring into Botanical Collections

Delve into our collections to discover flowers, gardens and wilderness through history.

14 Oct 2021   News

Australian Cookery Books - 1860s to 1960s: Thank you to the AEFG

Explore the history of Australian cooking thanks to a generous donation from the Australian Ethical Food Group.

13 Oct 2021   Blog

Dance - online sheet music for you to explore

Your National Library has the largest archive of sheet music in Australia. Let's hit the dance floor.

12 Oct 2021   Blog

Forgotten objects inspire creativity in The Imagineer

Christopher Cheng tells stories inspired by household objects.

11 Oct 2021   News

Announcing the recipients of the 2022 National Library of Australia Summer Scholarships

The National Library is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Summer Scholarships, marking 20...

8 Oct 2021   Video

Collecting Fijian Australian Stories

The experiences, images and voices of Fijian Australians are the subject of a collecting project by...