Regular opening hours 

Main Reading Room

Day Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday 1.30pm to 5pm
Public holidays Closed

Special Collections and Petherick Reading Room

Day Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 10am to 8pm
Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday Closed
Public holidays Closed

Treasures Gallery and Exhibition Gallery

Day Opening hours
Daily 9am to 5pm
Good Friday Closed
Christmas Day Closed

Bookshop

Day Opening hours
Daily 9am to 5pm
Good Friday Closed
Christmas Day Closed
 

Cafes

Bookplate

Day Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3.30pm
Weekends and public holidays 9am to 3pm

Paperplate

Day Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 2pm
Weekends and public holidays Closed

 

Public holidays

The Library is closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day. Opening hours for all other public holidays are:

Location Opening hours
Reading rooms Closed
Treasures Gallery and Exhibitions Gallery 9am to 5pm
Bookshop 9am to 5pm
Bookplate cafe 9am to 3pm
Paperplate cafe Closed

Public holidays 2021

Note: Public Holidays as observed in the Australian Capital Territory. When a public holiday falls on a weekend a subsequent or additional date may be observed.

Public Holiday Dates to be observed
New Year’s Day  Friday 1 January 2021
Australia Day  Tuesday 26 January 2021
Canberra Day  Monday 8 March 2021
Good Friday  Friday 2 April 2021
Easter Saturday  Saturday 3 April 2021
Easter Sunday Sunday 4 April 2021
Easter Monday  Monday 5 April 2021
ANZAC Day  Monday 26 April 2021 (Declared Public Holiday)
Reconciliation Day  Monday 31 May 2021
Queen’s Birthday  Monday 14 June 2021
Labour Day  Monday 4 October 2021
Christmas Day  Saturday 25 December 2021 & Monday 27 December 2021
Boxing Day Sunday 26 December 2021 & Tuesday 28 December 2021