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Summer opening hours
8 December 2020
Our summer opening hours will be in place from Thursday 24 December 2020 until Sunday 3 January 2021.
The Library will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December.
|Opening hours||Main Reading Room||Special Collections Reading Room||Exhibition Galleries and National Library Bookshop||Bookplate|
|Friday 25 December 2020, Christmas Day||Closed||Closed||Closed||Closed|
|Saturday 26 December to Thursday 31 December 2020||Closed||Closed||9am–5pm||9am–3pm|
|Friday 1 January 2021||Closed||Closed||9am–5pm||9am–3pm|
|Saturday 2 January 2021||10am–5pm||10am–5pm||9am–5pm||9am–3pm|
|Sunday 3 January 2021||1:30–5pm||Closed||9am–5pm||9am–3pm|
The exhibition galleries are open from 9am to 5pm every day except for Christmas Day. Visit and explore Australian buildings in our photography exhibition Australian Dreams, take a flight of fancy with the beautifully illustrated Birds of Paradise and discover some highlights from the collection in the latest update to the Treasures Gallery.
On Monday 4 January 2021 the opening times will be as follows:
- Library building will open at 8:30am
- Bookplate, the National Library of Australia Bookshop and the galleries will open at 9am
- The Main Reading Room and Special Collections Reading Room will open at 10am.
Paperplate is closed until February 2021.
Collection deliveries will cease at 3.45pm on Christmas Eve, Thursday 24 December 2020.
Requests made on or after Friday 18 December 2020 will be kept on the reading room reserve shelves until close of business on Sunday 10 January 2021.
Collection deliveries resume on Monday 4 January 2021.