Summer opening hours are in place from Monday 19 December 2016 until Sunday 8 January 2017. Check our opening hours before planning your visit:
* No collection deliveries on Saturday or Sunday
Please note that all reading rooms are closed on all public holidays.
Getting to the Library
The National Library is located on Parkes Place, in Canberra's Parliamentary triangle.
Bookplate and Paperplate cafes
Our Bookplate cafe is situated in the Library's marble foyer, surrounded by the famous Leonard French stained glass windows.
Open daily 10am - 5pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Phone: +61 (0)2 6262 1424
Facilities at the National Library available for hire include the theatre, conference room, foyer and staff training rooms.
Facilities and access
You have access to a number of services when you visit us. Read about what we have to offer.