National Library of Australia

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General Information

The National Library of Australia is a national library situated in Canberra, Australia. The library was established in 1961 and is the largest reference library in Australia. The library is held in a purpose built building that was opened in 1968 having been designed by Bunning and Madden architects. It has a collection of around 6.5 million items. The museum is responsible under the terms of the National Library Act. It is the place to go to in Australia if you are looking for specific information, with such a large array of items.

Getting there

The library is situated near other sights in Canberra such as the New and Old Parliament buildings. There is an onsite car park at the library. The 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 80, 81, 934, 935, 938 and 981 buses all stop outside the library.

Opening Times and Admission

The library is open seven days a week, Monday to Thursday 10am-8pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 1.30-5pm. The library is free for the public to visit and use.

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  • Parkes Pl W, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia
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  • +61 2 6262 1111

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