The NLA building is currently closed but will start reopening to the public from Monday 15 November. Find out more
29 Apr 2016
Building you a better Bookplate
From Monday 23 May, Bookplate will be temporarily closed for refurbishment. It will reopen on Monday...
28 Apr 2016
Celestial Empire final weeks
The Library's spectacular exhibition Celestial Empire: Life in China 1644–1911 is now in its final weeks...
1 Apr 2016
Wanted: Creative NLA Fellows
Practising artists, writers and performers are invited to now apply for the 2017 Creative Fellowships and...
11 Feb 2016
New legal deposit service
Legal deposit legislation has ensured that the National Library of Australia has collected Australia's print publications...
29 Jan 2016
Picnic pop-up bar now open
Visitors to the National Library can now enjoy relaxed drinks and dining with lake views at...
21 Dec 2015
Help Trove and win
Celestial EmpireThe National Library of Australia is opening an exciting new exhibition on 2 January. Celestial...
14 Dec 2015
Reappointment of Director-General
The Australian Government has reappointed Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM as the Director‑General of the National Library of...
11 Dec 2015
Dirk Hartog 2016 initiative
The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Australia and the Consulate General in Sydney...
1 Dec 2015
2016 Summer Scholars announced
The National Library of Australia offers annual summer scholarships to support younger postgraduate students undertaking research...
16 Oct 2015
The Chaser now in Trove
The irregularly published, satirical newspaper The Chaser (NSW: 1999–2005) has found its way into Trove. The...
21 Sep 2015
Summer scholarships closing soon
The National Library of Australia offers Summer Scholarships to younger academics doing postgraduate research which requires...
23 Jul 2015
New free lockers at the Library
You can now use our free lockers to store personal items when visiting the Library. Located...
2 Jul 2015
Digital Legal Deposit is here
After a long wait, Legal Deposit legislation has now been updated and we will be collecting...
9 Jun 2015
Our Director-General Honoured
Congratulations to our Director-General Anne-Marie Schwirtlich AM, who was made a Member in the General Division...
2 Jun 2015
Public Holiday Opening Hours
The Library will open the following hours for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday, Monday 8 June:All...
11 May 2015
Imag_ne Installation at the Library
'Imagination is more important than knowledge ... knowledge is limited to all we now know and...
5 May 2015
Australia's first £1 note
The first official Commonwealth of Australia £1 banknote, marked No. P 000001, will go on show...
27 Apr 2015
Library and Information Week
The Australian Library and Information Association's (ALIA) Library and Information Week aims to raise the profile...
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