Temporary building closure

Temporary building closure
23 March 2020

National Library of Australia: temporary building closure  

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. 

The health and safety of our community is of great importance to us. While the building is closed, we look forward to staying connected with you online. 

Explore the digital Library and online services 

Behind the scenes, staff are making sure our popular digital services are available. Explore the Library from home via Trove, our website, the National Library catalogue and eResources;  

  • Discover our free learning resources for primary and secondary students in our Digital Classroom

  • Participate in our online events by attending webinars, listening to podcasts and reading our blogs

  • Continue to Ask a Librarian for help with research questions or navigating our collections;  

  • Visit our online Bookshop for a wonderful selection of Australian books. 

To help you to explore our digital community, we have made a short video to introduce you to your online Library. We hope this eases your journey into our online world, provides moments to delight you and encourages you to explore our collection. We will continue to use our services to inform and encourage reflection during these extraordinary times. 

Stay connected 

We will be continuing to share ideas on exploring Australian culture and history online. We can be found on: 

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