Find out what you can do when you visit the National Library

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Plan your visit

Find everything you need to know before your visit to the Library, including information on accessibility, amenities and visiting with children.
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Opening hours

Building, library service and and reading room hours vary, so check our full hours before you visit.
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Getting to the Library

The Library is located on Parkes Place in the central Canberra suburb of Parkes.

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Library tours

Learn more about the Library and our exhibitions by joining one of our free guided tours.

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Bookplate is the perfect spot for catching up with friends and family.

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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.

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Venue hire

Host your next event in one of the Library's venues.

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Facilities and access