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29 Jun 2021   News

Bookshop closed for stocktake

The National Library Bookshop will be closed for stocktake from Monday 28 to Thursday 1 July...

12 Apr 2021   News

Historians of Australia survey

The Library is undertaking a survey of professional historians of Australia to understand the relevance of...

22 Feb 2021   News

National Library building works update

The National Library has begun work to restore the heritage copper roof following damage sustained during...

22 Dec 2020   News

Banjo Paterson and the 120-year-old chocolate box

Tin of Boer War chocolates, Papers of A.B. ’Banjo’ Paterson, nla.cat-vn8047102Life really is like a box...

17 Dec 2020   News

What's on in Summer

Whether you are a culture lover looking to visit an exhibition or a researcher uncovering new...

10 Dec 2020   News

Hazel de Berg - Australian Oral History Pioneer

Largely regarded as Australia’s first oral historian, Hazel de Berg recorded interviews with 1,290 Australians who...

10 Dec 2020   News

Visitor update: return to regular opening hours

Please note that ACT COVID-19 restrictions are still in effect. These restrictions limit the number of...

8 Dec 2020   News

Summer opening hours

Summer opening hoursOur summer opening hours will be in place from Thursday 24 December 2020 until...

3 Dec 2020   News

The National Library is BindiMapped

Assistance for visitors with low vision or blindness The National Library has launched a new indoor...

19 Nov 2020   News

NAIDOC Minecraft Challenge Awards

Think and dream big!Over 1,000 students across 31 schools, from as far north as Erub (Darnley...

10 Nov 2020   News

Take our survey

Thank you for giving your feedback. The survey is now closed.The Library has conducted a market...

16 Oct 2020   News

Book Week 2020

Since 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has held a Book Week aimed at...

24 Sep 2020   News

Spring into the National Library

Spring has sprung at the National Library of Australia and there is plenty to keep you...

24 Sep 2020   News

Puzzles using the Collection

We've created some online puzzles using our collections so that anyone and everyone can join our...

3 Sep 2020   News

Beauty Rich and Rare

Beauty Rich and Rare: The Story Continues Created to complement our Cook and the Pacific exhibition...

10 Aug 2020   News

Family History Month

Wolfgang Sievers, Children playing in front of Hamersley Iron housing in Tom Price, Western Australia, 1974...

1 Jul 2020   News

Collecting Direction and Focus

National Library of Australia – Collecting Direction and FocusThe Library has released its new Collecting Strategy...

19 May 2020   News

Wanted: COVID-19 ephemera

The Library is currently collecting printed ephemera that has appeared in letterboxes and local neighbourhoods –...