Benefits at the National Library of Australia
Become a Friend of the Library and enjoy a number of benefits including:
- 15% discount on all online ticket purchases to National Library events
- Invitations to Friends-only events
- Discounts and special offers from a range of businesses throughout Australia
- Use of the exclusive Friends Lounge
- Quarterly mailing of the Friends newsletter
- Receive the quarterly What's On program, listing Library events, exhibitions and publications.
- You also receive a 15% discount at the National Library Bookshop and a 10% discount at the Bookplate restaurant and Paperplate café.
Discounts at selected bookshops
- Alexander Fax Booksellers - 10% discount on instore purchases
- Cabinet of Discoveries - 10% discount on instore purchases
- Paperchain Bookstore - 10% discount on cash purchases, 7.5% on credit card and EFTPOS
- Burnet's Books - 10% discount on instore purchases
Discounts on magazine subscriptions
- Griffith Review of Books - 20% off subscription and one free backlist copy
Discounts on cultural activities
10% discount for Canberra performances at Llewellyn Hall, ANU. Discounted tickets can only be purchased online or by phoning 1800 444 444 and quoting the promotion code ‘MUSIC’ at the time of booking. (Please note this discount is not available through Ticketek.)
National Trust member prices on events and tours.
10% discount on ACT Writers Centre workshops.
10% discount on shows booked online.
Concession rates on individual tickets (A and B reserve) for one Friend and a guest to Llewellyn Series concerts throughout the year.
2016 Viva Card - a 10% discount on single tickets to Musica Viva’s 2016 International Concert Season (excluding Voyage to the Moon). Offer excludes concession and under 30 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.
Two-for-one tickets on preview night.
Discounts on select retail
A unique floral design studio located in Canberra City, is able to send bouquets in the Canberra/Queanbeyan area, interstate and around the world. Regular visitors to the National Library would have seen examples of their work at many Library events. To claim your discount, please quote your Friends membership number at the time of purchase.
10% discount in store.
Discounts on dining
5% discount off weekday lunches.
Discounts on fitness
Discount on annual membership $1000 (a saving of $600)
Discount on monthly memberships $90/month
Discounts on learning
5% discount on Alliance Francaise Canberra language courses.
5% discount off first enrolment.
Discounts on accommodation
TFE Hotels offers Friends of the NLA a 10% discount on accommodation throughout Australia, subject to availability.
To make a reservation use the booking code on the Benefits of Membership form in your latest membership renewal pack and complete the online booking form.
Overnight accommodation in recently refurbished rooms at the following reduced rates, subject to availability:
- Standard hotel room - $135 per room per night
- One bedroom refurbished apartment - $198 per apartment per night
- Two bedroom refurbished apartment - $219 per apartment per night
Reciprocal benefits with selected libraries and institutions
- Access to the Members Lounge
- Concession price on general Museum admission
- Access to members lounge
- Discounts for functions
- Member price for events
- Discount on FSLSA publications
- Discounts for events listed in SLNSW What’s On Brochure
- 10% discount at the Library Shop
- Use of exclusive Friends Room
- Access to the State Library's Friends lounge and associated facilities
- 10% discount at The Moat Cafe
- 10% discount at SLV Readings bookshop
- Access to free Friends events