National Library of Australia

Galleries, Museums and Collections

See the beautiful, the rare and the unexpected at the National Library of Australia on the shores of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin.

On a visit to the Library you can take in one of the fascinating shows in the Exhibition Gallery, with up to 3 exhibitions each year exploring a variety of fascinating topics from Australian advertising, to photography, art, literature, history and design.

Join a free discovery or behind-the-scenes tour, browse the bookshop, marvel at the objects on display in the Treasures Gallery or enjoy a bite to eat at the award-winning Bookplate café, taking in the lakeside views.

Due to the need to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Library building has been closed to visitors until further notice – this includes our reading rooms, exhibition galleries, Bookshop and cafes.

The health and safety of our community is of great importance to us. While the building is closed, we look forward to staying connected with you online.


Art & Culture Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Disabled access available Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Free Wifi History & Heritage International Lockers Non Smoking Public Toilet Restaurant Shop Shop / Gift Shop


Free Entry

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