National Library Of Australia

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  • Address: Parkes Place, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2600, Canberra
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +02-62621111
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Library, Family And Kids

National Library Of Australia - Review

Situated on the shore of the popular Lake Griffin, the National Library houses books, documentaries, unpublished manuscripts, e-papers and so much more. There are some rare collections, maps and newspapers that make a visit to this place full of intrigue.

The exhibition gallery holds temporary exhibits on a regular basis. Check out the events schedule to catch some interesting events that take place at the gallery. The treasures gallery is also worth a visit for its Captain Cook memorabilia. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Canberra itinerary 1 day.

National Library Of Australia Opening and Closing Hours

  • Exhibition hall open at 10 am to 5 pm.
  • Bookshop : 9 am to 5 pm.

How To reach National Library Of Australia by Public Transport

  • Alight at the king Edward Terrace bus stop which is the closest to the library.

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  • National Library Of Australia Address: Parkes Place, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 2600, Canberra
  • National Library Of Australia Contact Number: +02-62621111
  • National Library Of Australia Timing: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • National Library Of Australia Price: Free
  • Best time to visit National Library Of Australia(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit National Library Of Australia: 02:00 Hrs
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  • Lots of space and a huge selection of books to choose from. However to access the archives you will need a library card, have to order the books online and wait up to an hour to receive them, this can be done ahead of time so not to worry.

  • Very historic, almost to the level of being a museum if you visit the gallery. Special emphasison Captain Cook which I think is rather appropriate. You can read his journal or view his desk. Other small things like the actual Sydney Olympic torch used at the games (see attched), etc. Apart from the library itself, I really liked the feeling of openness before you enter. Grandé

  • Great collection! Librarians are reasonably helpful. I would give this place 5 stars but there are a lot of questionable looking people hanging looking dodgy. Very nice building in a very beautiful place.

  • First time visitor. Asked librarians in the lift and the foyer of level one where I could read. Two librarians said I could use the special reading room. Read here for two hours. Went out for a break and returned to a balding, later age man briskly and enthusiastically stepping out from behind the desk to block me from walking further. ‘Do you have a card’. I said no and I’ve been using the room all morning. He said I should leave. I continued to read. After 30 minutes he came to my desk, closed in to my face and said ‘I told you to leave before. You have to leave, NOW’. He had the look of smiling pleasure in his eyes as he attacked me. Sadistic, ugly man. Even another older man beside me was uncomfortable. I didn’t bother anyone. I was a sole younger female user of the space. Of course a white aged man jumped on the chance to tell me off. Restricting spaces in busy periods is understandable. Other librarians accepted my presence. Just reaffirms the dominance of older males in every precious space of this city. I can’t summarise my repulsion towards this awful white man. As a security guard, I’ve handled people with more tact and respect. You purposefully attacked a younger woman, with obvious satisfaction, and that makes you an extremely ugly person.

  • Beautiful building, a great place to learn and study. I lost a black glove here on Sunday morning. Let me know if you have seen it. Thanks

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