27 October 2021

Reopening of National Library of Australia

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National Library of Australia with Black Mountain and Telstra Tower in the background.

National Library of Australia is reopening from Monday 15 November 2021. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

The National Library of Australia looks forward to welcoming everyone back as they reopen on Monday 15 November.

The staged reopening will start with the Exhibition Galleries and NLA Bookshop on the 15th. These will both reopen 7 days a week from 9 am to 5 pm.

This includes their new exhibition, Illustrating the Antipodes: George French Angas in Australia and New Zealand 1844-1845. Entry is free and you do not need to book a ticket.

National Library of Australia Bookshop

The National Library of Australia Bookshop. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Following this, on Monday 29 November, the Reading Rooms, Friends of the National Library Lounge and Bookplate Cafe will reopen at reduced hours.

The Library’s Main Reading Room and Special Collections Reading Room will be open from 10 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday. The Main Reading Room will open on Sunday from 1:30 pm to 5 pm. The Friends of the National Library Lounge will be open 7 days from 10 am to 5 pm.

National Library of Australia

The main reading room at National Library of Australia. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Early in 2022 the Library will return to its usual operating hours. This will include a return to their events, tours and education programs.

Please keep an eye on their website or follow their social media channels for updates.

The details

What: National Library of Australia reopening
When: From Monday 15 November
Where: Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600

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