The Library building is closed temporarily until further notice, in line with ACT Government health directions. Find out more
29 Jun 2021
Bookshop closed for stocktake
The National Library Bookshop will be closed for stocktake from Monday 28 to Thursday 1 July...
12 Apr 2021
Historians of Australia survey
The Library is undertaking a survey of professional historians of Australia to understand the relevance of...
22 Feb 2021
National Library building works update
The National Library has begun work to restore the heritage copper roof following damage sustained during...
22 Dec 2020
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
What's on in Summer
Whether you are a culture lover looking to visit an exhibition or a researcher uncovering new...
10 Dec 2020
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
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
Summer opening hours
Summer opening hoursOur summer opening hours will be in place from Thursday 24 December 2020 until...
3 Dec 2020
The National Library is BindiMapped
Assistance for visitors with low vision or blindness The National Library has launched a new indoor...
19 Nov 2020
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
Take our survey
Thank you for giving your feedback. The survey is now closed.The Library has conducted a market...
16 Oct 2020
Book Week 2020
Since 1945, the Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has held a Book Week aimed at...
24 Sep 2020
Spring into the National Library
Spring has sprung at the National Library of Australia and there is plenty to keep you...
24 Sep 2020
Puzzles using the Collection
We've created some online puzzles using our collections so that anyone and everyone can join our...
3 Sep 2020
Beauty Rich and Rare
Beauty Rich and Rare: The Story Continues Created to complement our Cook and the Pacific exhibition...
10 Aug 2020
Family History Month
Wolfgang Sievers, Children playing in front of Hamersley Iron housing in Tom Price, Western Australia, 1974...
1 Jul 2020
Collecting Direction and Focus
National Library of Australia – Collecting Direction and FocusThe Library has released its new Collecting Strategy...
19 May 2020
Wanted: COVID-19 ephemera
The Library is currently collecting printed ephemera that has appeared in letterboxes and local neighbourhoods –...
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