Join or renew your Friends of the National Library of Australia Inc. membership and enjoy a wide range of benefits.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the Friends please email or contact the Friends Executive Officer on (02) 6262 1551.

For assistance with purchasing a membership online, please contact the Membership Officer on (02) 6262 1698 or at the email address above. Please note that our office is staffed part-time and we are not always immediately contactable. Please leave us a voice message or send an email and we will get in touch within 3 business days.

Support the National Library—make new Friends today

Friends of the National Library of Australia share a passion for the Library and its collections. The Friends promote and support the Library and the contribution it makes to our society. In return, the Library recognises the Friends as an integral part of its community and gives the Friends access to the inside story of the Library, its treasures, exhibitions and special programs.
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Friends work together to encourage support for the National Library and its wonderful collections and resources. In recent years, Friends have:
  • Presented lectures and events, promoting scholarship and public debate on topical issues
  • Sponsored creative arts and staff fellowships
  • Gifted artworks for the Library's Reading Room
  • Supported the digitisation of various treasures from the Library's collection.

Friends host a varied program of events each year, bringing visitors to the Library to meet like-minded people, explore Library offerings and discover the riches of the collection. Events are held in person and online. You can view recordings of previous events on YouTube.

Friends also enjoy exclusive use of the Friends Lounge and discounts on books, accommodation, cultural activities and selected institutions Australia-wide. See our full list of benefits for more information.