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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...
12 Nov 2021
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
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
Book Launch: Mountains
Join Alasdair McGregor and Greg Mortimer OAM as they discuss Australia’s beautiful and diverse mountains.
5 Nov 2021
Ask a conservator
National Library conservators answer questions about conservation and digital preservation.
3 Nov 2021
2022 Creative Arts Fellows announced
The Creative Arts Fellowships support writers and artists to spend four weeks at the Library.
29 Oct 2021
Book Launch: Flight of the Budgerigar
The budgerigar is arguably Australia’s best known bird. Many don’t know, however, that the multicoloured bird...
28 Oct 2021
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
Reopening the National Library building – Plan Your Visit
Welcoming you back to your National Library of Australia.
22 Oct 2021
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
Spring into Botanical Collections
Delve into our collections to discover flowers, gardens and wilderness through history.
14 Oct 2021
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
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
Forgotten objects inspire creativity in The Imagineer
Christopher Cheng tells stories inspired by household objects.
11 Oct 2021
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
Collecting Fijian Australian Stories
The experiences, images and voices of Fijian Australians are the subject of a collecting project by...
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