All National Library reading rooms will be closed for Family and Community Day Monday, 25 September 2017. Regular reading room hours will resume on Tuesday 26 September 2017. See our opening hours for more information.
Main Reading Room opening hours
|Monday to Thursday||10 am to 8 pm|
|Friday and Saturday*||10 am to 5 pm|
|Sunday*||1:30 pm to 5 pm|
* No collection deliveries on Saturday or Sunday
Please note that all reading rooms are closed on all public holidays. Opening hours for the bookshop, galleries and cafe vary.
Getting to the Library
The National Library is located on Parkes Place, in Canberra's Parliamentary triangle.
Bookplate and Paperplate cafes
Our Bookplate cafe is situated in the Library's marble foyer, surrounded by the famous Leonard French stained glass windows.
Open daily 9am - 5pm
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
Phone: +61 (0)2 6262 1424
Facilities at the National Library available for hire include the theatre, conference room, foyer and staff training rooms.
Facilities and access
You have access to a number of services when you visit us. Read about what we have to offer.