- What we collect
- Preserving our collections
- Building our collections
- Selected Library collections
- Collection statistics
- History of the collection
- Processing and describing our collections
Friends enjoy a number of benefits at the National Library and at a range of businesses and organisations:
Benefits at the National Library of Australia
- invitations to Friends events, including exhibition previews, collection viewings, lectures and curator talks
- use of the private Friends Lounge, a space in which to read or relax with friends, enjoying the heritage Nan Kivell Room and beautiful views of Lake Burley Griffin
- quarterly Friends Newsletters and weekly Friends eNews
- 15% discount on all online ticket purchases for National Library events
- 15% discount on purchases at the National Library Bookshop (excluding discounted or remaindered stock, limited edition prints, postage stamps, vouchers, copy cards, magazines and newspapers)
- 10% discount on purchases at the Library's BOOKPLATE restaurant and PAPERPLATE cafe
Discounts at selected bookshops
- Alexander Fax Booksellers - 10% discount on instore purchases
- Paperchain Bookstore - 10% discount on cash purchases, 7.5% on credit card and EFTPOS
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 on your Benefits of Membership form in your latest membership renewal pack. (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.
Receive a 10% DISCOUNT on single tickets to Musica Viva's International Concert Season. Call 1800 688 482 for details. 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 dining
5% discount off weekday lunches.
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 15% 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.
5% discount on best rate if called directly, subject to availability.
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