Whether this is your first visit to the Library, or the next of many, you can learn more about the Library and our exhibitions by joining one of our free guided tours. Tours are offered daily by our trained Volunteer Guides who have a passion for sharing their knowledge of the Library and its collections.

All tours are free to attend but bookings are essential. Tours depart from the Foyer. Tours are subject to volunteer guide availability. In the event of a cancellation, ticketholders will be advised as soon as possible.

Explore the tours currently on offer and book now by following the prompts below.

Treasures Gallery

Come face to face with remarkable items from the Library's collection that illustrate our great history. Let our volunteer guides give voice to their stories.

When

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am

Tour duration

30 minutes

Cost

Free

Book a ticket for the Treasures Gallery tour

Art and Architecture of the Library

There is more to the Library than books! Find out how many different types of marble were used in its construction as you are guided through the public areas. Background stories will reveal amazing facts.

When

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11am

Tour duration

30 minutes

Cost

Free

Book a ticket for the Art and Architecture tour

Discover your National Library 

Learn about the beautiful 1960s building, its public artworks and reading rooms. Discover the history and collecting activities of the Library – and how you can access and use our collections.

When

Every Saturday at 2pm

Tour duration

30 minutes

Cost

Free

Book a ticket for the Discover your National Library tour

Group tours 

Groups are welcome, but, as our guides are volunteers, it is not always possible to arrange a tour outside those listed above. A minimum of two weeks' notice is required for groups of 10 or more people.

To discuss a tour for your community group, email volunteering@nla.gov.au or call 02 6262 1634. 

Our education program takes school bookings.