The NLA building is currently closed but will start reopening to the public from Monday 15 November. Find out more
21 Apr 2015
Anzac Day Opening Hours
The Library will open the following hours for the Anzac Day public holiday, Saturday 25 April:All...
10 Apr 2015
Newspapers and Family History zone
As a part of the National Library’s ongoing Reading Room Integration Project, a new Newspapers and...
10 Apr 2015
$15m Rothschild to go on show
The Rothschild Prayer Book, one of history’s greatest hidden manuscripts, will go on public exhibition for...
27 Mar 2015
Booklovers Unite Over Chocolate
Josephine Moon’s The Chocolate Promise is a glorious novel featuring a strong, creative woman about to...
25 Mar 2015
Easter Opening Hours
All reading rooms will be closed on Good Friday 3 April, Saturday 4 April and Easter...
25 Mar 2015
Live-tweet of Gallipoli campaign
How would Australian soldiers, political leaders and the media have tweeted the Anzac experience if they...
6 Mar 2015
National Folk Festival Fun
Each year, folk musicians, singers, dancers, poets, performance artists, collector/performers converge upon the nation’s capital to...
12 Feb 2015
Hitting the books
Whether you’re commencing your studies or heading back for your final year, the National Library has...
29 Jan 2015
ALIA Library Lovers' Day
The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has claimed Valentine's Day as its own, declaring it...
12 Dec 2014
2015 opening hours
Currently, the Library is operating under our summer opening hours. However, regular opening hours at the...
8 Dec 2014
January school holiday activities
Come in to the Library during the summer holidays and join us for some fun and...
5 Dec 2014
Mapping Our World wins best in show
Last summer's blockbuster exhibition, Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia has won the Major Festivals...
26 Nov 2014
New access to special collections
The Library's new Special Collections Reading Room will open on schedule on Monday 5 January 2015
20 Nov 2014
Which newspaper should be next?
We're teaming with Inside History Magazine to give you the opportunity to choose a newspaper to...
11 Nov 2014
Tell us what you really think
The Library has a range of publications and resources available for your enjoyment and learning. Each...
5 Nov 2014
Joseph Lycett—forger turned master
In 1811, artist Joseph Lycett was found guilty of forging bank notes and sentenced to 14...
30 Oct 2014
Where is the Green Sheep?
Is Where is the Green Sheep? a family favourite of yours? It’s one of ours. Prior...
21 Oct 2014
The Boy From Nowhere
Early in November, Mr Kerry Stokes will be joining us at the Library to share his...
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