National Library of Australia Canberra

The National Library is a bookworm’s paradise as it contains material that is aimed towards preserving documents and other resources of national significance. Situated on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, this library gives you unrestricted access to Australia’s finest collection of books, maps, newspapers, serials, music and ephemera. When you are here, it’s best that you take the free tool to get a full understanding of the material on display and the heritage behind the featured artworks. The library is maintained by extremely courteous staff who wouldn’t mind showing me you are around and even explaining things repeatedly if you need them to do so.

Whatever may be your purpose for a visit, you can expect the trip to this library to be a success as it also contains unpublished manuscripts, rare pictures, and recordings of oral history. All the library materials have been collected and preserved to be made available to the public either through the library itself or via collaborative arrangements with various other information providers and libraries. Opt to join in an exhibition, browse the bookshop, and savour delicious food at the Lakeside Cafe while enjoying the breathtaking view of Lake Burley Griffin. The National Library of Australia has it all.

National Library of Australia Canberra


National Library of Australia Canberra
Address: Parkes Pl W, Canberra ACT 2600
Founded: 1960
Phone: (02) 6262 1111