Our Learning Program is evolving

We are working on new ways of delivering online content to ensure the safety of our team here at the National Library while continuing to provide you with new and engaging insights into the National collection. Our upcoming learning webinars will be a little different. They will be a combination of pre-recorded new content delivered with a live introduction, chat and Q and A session with the presenters. We encourage you to show your support for our learning program by asking our presenter questions in our live Q and A and by contributing great ideas in the webinar chat.

The National Library will continue to reach out to Australians, wherever you may be, demonstrating new ways to access the Library's abundant resources.

About the Learning Program

We offer onsite and online learning sessions to help researchers understand and access our collections and services, whether it is for personal, professional or academic purposes. Sessions are free but require registration to attend, as they are often booked out.

Our sessions cover a wide variety of topics, including:

  • orientation and getting started at the Library
  • special collections 
  • accessing online collections 
  • using the online discovery service Trove

We also offer a range of sessions related to family history research, which include:

  • Finding Families : an introduction to resources at the Library
  • Trove for family history
  • searching passenger lists
  • finding newspapers

If you would like to suggest a topic for our Learning Program or enquire about a group booking or a custom program, please submit an enquiry through Ask a Librarian.