All National Library reading rooms will be closed on the Anzac Day public holidays, Sunday 25 April and Monday 26 April. The exhibition galleries and Bookshop will be open from 9am to 5pm, and Bookplate cafe will be open from 9am to 3pm. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday 27 April. See our public holiday opening hours for more information.

National Library building works update

National Library building works update
22 February 2021

The National Library has begun work to restore the heritage copper roof following damage sustained during the January 2020 hailstorm.

The Library’s roof was subject to severe hail damage last year, requiring the installation of temporary protective sheeting from Stormseal. The sheeting will be removed in sections over the next twelve months as the copper is replaced.

A crane will be on site on Thursday, 8 April, from 6am-5pm. A portion of the Library's podium under the crane will be closed to pedestrian access, however access to entrances will not be affected.

Currently, there is no impact to public areas of the Library including reading rooms, cafes and the NLA Bookshop.



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