The NLA building is currently closed but will start reopening to the public from Monday 15 November. Find out more
2 Jul 2018
Due to a software upgrade, readers will not be able to request collection material online through...
26 Jun 2018
Stokes family donates $1 million
Outgoing Chair of the National Library of Australia Council, Mr Ryan Stokes, has donated, on behalf...
23 May 2018
Reading rooms closed Monday 28 May
All reading rooms will be closed for the Reconciliation Day public holiday, Monday 28 May.Exhibition galleries...
21 May 2018
20 years of volunteer guides
During National Volunteers Week 2018, taking place from 21 to 27 May, we're celebrating 20 years...
30 Apr 2018
New Library Treasures to explore
'Very well, you find the flannel.' This is one of many translated phrases to be found...
23 Apr 2018
Anzac Day Public Holiday
All reading rooms will be closed for the Anzac Day public holiday, Wednesday 25 April.Exhibition galleries...
23 Mar 2018
Reading rooms closed over Easter
All of our reading rooms will be closed over the Easter long weekend from Good Friday...
9 Mar 2018
Reading Rooms Closed Mon 12 March
All reading rooms will be closed for the Canberra Day public holiday, Monday 12 March.Exhibition galleries...
1 Mar 2018
1968: Changing Times now open
The year 1968 was a remarkable one in world history: a time of both celebration and...
16 Feb 2018
New Fellowships program opens
Researchers from Australia and overseas are invited to apply for the 2019 National Library of Australia...
14 Dec 2017
Message to Australia
Director-General Marie-Louise Ayres said the National Library was proud to accept the book, Message to Australia...
6 Nov 2017
The Blaeu Map returns
One of the Library's greatest treasures, a 1663 map of New Holland—the map on which all...
26 Oct 2017
Picnic at Hanging Rock cast reveal
The Library has secured a stellar lineup to deliver live readings of Joan Lindsay's classic novel...
24 Oct 2017
NLA wins top awards
One of the National Library's most ambitious projects - to ensure that it can thrive in...
22 Sep 2017
2018 Library Fellows announced
The recipients of the National Library's Fellowships for 2018 have been announced, revealing a wonderful range...
24 Aug 2017
Capturing a moment in our history
The National Library is calling all Australians to help us collect any published material about the...
19 Jul 2017
Chinese posters on display
Waving the Red Flag: Chinese Posters 1949-1976 is the new collection-in-focus now on display in the...
5 Jul 2017
National Family History Month 2017
August is National Family History Month, so the National Library is encouraging everyone to discover more...
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