National Library Of AustraliaCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- 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Situated on the shore of the popular Lake Griffin, the National Library houses books, documentaries, unpublished manuscripts, e-papers and so much more.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 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.
Restaurants Near National Library Of Australia
- Water’s Edge
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National Library Of Australia, Canberra Reviews
A national treasure with a collection rivaling the great libraries of the world. Calm environment for research and study; excellent amenities (clean toilets, free lockers, water fountains). There is also a bit for the visitor too with exhibits and galleries on rotation. Bookplate is a very popular restaurant with spectacular views across the lake, and they cater for vegans. Free wifi and ample parking.
Great place to research the staff are very helpful. Exhibition on Cook and the Pacific worth the look as is the treasures exhibition. Coffee shop and book shop worth visiting on their own.
Beautiful setting next to the lake, interesting exhibitions and really helpful staff if you just want to explore the amazing collection of books and information in this iconic building. The cafe is also quite good - the outside terrace is great if the weather is not freezing cold.
From a business perspective, this is a beautiful and striking building with excellent facilities for holding meetings/presentations and so forth. I was extremely pleased with the service received by the Venue Hire staff and will be recommending the National Library to any colleagues who need to find a venue in Canberra in future.
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.