The National Library of Australia is open to the public. Plan your visit

During your visit, please follow all the precautions we have put in place to protect you, other visitors and our staff. Please:

  • Register your visit through the Check In CBR app
  • Practice physical distancing
  • Use cashless payment options

Please stay home if you’re unwell, required to self-isolate or required to be in quarantine — visitors exhibiting symptoms of illness may be asked to leave.

The Library has taken active steps to review and adjust the air conditioning system to maximum intake of fresh air.

If indoor spaces have reached maximum capacity under the ACT Government’s guidelines, you may be asked to delay your entry.

All hard surfaces in the Library are cleaned daily and high touch points will be cleaned throughout the day.

There are also hand hygiene facilities available at the entrance to the Library, entrance to the reading rooms and in other key locations. Sanitising wipes are also available for the public to use in the locker areas and in the Reading Rooms.

For further guidance on COVID-19 restrictions in the ACT, visit the ACT Government COVID-19 website.

We're always open online

Explore the Library from home via our website, our catalogue, eResources, and Trove.