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Find out what you can do when you visit the National Library
Plan your visit
Find everything you need to know before your visit to the Library, including information on accessibility, amenities and visiting with children.
Building, library service and and reading room hours vary, so check our full hours before you visit.
Getting to the Library
The Library is located on Parkes Place in the central Canberra suburb of Parkes.
Learn more about the Library and our exhibitions by joining one of our free guided tours.
Bookplate is the perfect spot for catching up with friends and family.
National Library of Australia Bookshop
The Bookshop is home to the best in Australian writing, with a carefully curated range of gifts, homewares and jewellery.
Host your next event in one of the Library's venues.
Facilities and access
The National Library of Australia acknowledges Australia’s First Nations Peoples – the First Australians – as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this land and gives respect to the Elders – past and present – and through them to all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this website contains a range of material which may be considered culturally sensitive including the records of people who have passed away.