Australia Day Public Holiday

All National Library reading rooms will be closed on Australia Day, Friday 26 January. Regular reading room hours will resume on Saturday 27 January. See our public holiday opening hours for more information.

Regular opening hours

Main Reading Room

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

* No collection deliveries on weekends

Special Collections and Petherick Reading Room

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

* No collection deliveries on Saturday

Asian Collections Reading Room

Day Opening hours
Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm
Weekends and public holidays Closed

Treasures Gallery and Exhibition Gallery

Day Opening hours
Daily 10am to 5pm
Good Friday Closed
Christmas Day Closed

Bookshop

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

Cafés

bookplate

Day Opening hours
Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 5pm
Friday 7.30am to 4pm
Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm

paperplate

Day Opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 3pm
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 10am to 5pm
Bookshop 9am to 5pm
bookplate café 10am to 3pm
paperplate café Closed

Public holidays 2018

  • Monday 1 January 2018 - New Year's Day
  • Friday 26 January 2018 - Australia Day
  • Monday 12 March 2018 - Canberra Day
  • Friday 30 March 2018 - Good Friday
  • Saturday 31 March 2018 - Easter Saturday
  • Sunday 1 April 2018 - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 2 April 2018 - Easter Monday
  • Wednesday 25 April 2018 - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 28th May 2018 - Reconciliation Day
  • Monday 11 June 2018 - Queen's Birthday
  • Monday 1 October 2018 - Labour Day
  • Tuesday 25 December 2018 - Christmas Day
  • Wednesday 26 December 2018 - Boxing Day