Due to the need to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Library building has been closed to visitors until further notice – this includes our reading rooms, exhibition galleries, Bookshop and cafes. Read more...

Visitor Update: COVID-19

Visitor Update: COVID-19
16 March 2020

Visitor update: COVID-19 and onsite public events - 16 March 2020

The National Library of Australia building, including our reading rooms, Exhibition Galleries, Bookshop and Bookplate cafe, remain open. To limit the spread of COVID-19 the National Library has decided to temporarily suspend all onsite public programs including guided tours and onsite learning programs from Monday 16 March until further notice. The National Library will be contacting anyone who has booked tickets to any of our events.

Please do not visit the National Library if you are feeling unwell, or have been in close contact with someone who is confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19, and was contagious at the time of the contact.

Signage around our building reminds visitors of the importance of good hygiene during the current outbreak, and hand-washing facilities are available in all of our public toilets.

The National Library is closely monitoring this situation and will continue to follow the advice of public health experts and national and territory government officials. We are also consulting with our peer institutions and our Council.

Nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our community. You can follow and connect with us online - perhaps enjoy an online learning session, podcast, read a blog or make a Trove list.

Trove, the National Library Catalogue and eResources can still be accessed online.

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