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The National Library has done so much for me over the years. I felt that becoming a Patron was a way for me to repay in a very small way, the many benefits I have received over the years.

Andrew Freeman, Petherick Room Reader

The Library’s Patrons provide valued support for development, conservation and digitisation of the Library's collections. They may also support specific programs such as fellowships, scholarships and public programs. 

You can become a Library Patron by donating $1,000 or more. You can also become a Patron by giving regularly over time.

National Library of Australia Fund donors are acknowledged at the following gift levels:

  • Donor (gifts up to $1,000)
  • Patron ($1,000 and above)
  • Bronze Patron ($10,000 and above)
  • Silver Patron ($25,000 and above)
  • Gold Patron ($100,000 and above)
  • Platinum Patron ($250,000 and above)
  • Principal Patron ($1,000,000 and above)

How to donate

Donate online

Your contribution to the National Library of Australia Fund will make a significant difference to the work we do, and we are always very grateful for your support.


Contact us

Contact Dr Conor McCarthy, Director of Philanthropy on 02 6262 1098 or

Patron program

Patrons at all levels are recognised for their contribution through the Library's Patron program. The program invites Patrons to a range of activities and events throughout the year, as well as providing special offers and privileges. Patron events may include curator talks, special collection viewings and an annual celebration held in Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne.

All Patrons are acknowledged in the Library's Annual Report. Additionally, all Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum and Principal Patrons are recognised on an Honour Board in the Library and on the Library website.

As a Petherick Reader, I wanted to contribute something to the Library and to support its efforts to conserve and disseminate its valuable materials and to show that ordinary people have a part to play in caring for the nation's intellectual resources.

Dr Diana Carroll, a former Library member of staff and Petherick Room reader

For more information about our Patron program, contact the Philanthropy Office on