National Library Of Australia

Currently Open [Closes at 09:00 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

Situated on the shore of the popular Lake Griffin, the National Library houses books, documentaries, unpublished manuscripts, e-papers and so much more.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.

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

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

  • Bookplate
  • Paperplate
  • Water’s Edge

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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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  • 79.82% of people who visit Canberra include National Library Of Australia in their plan

  • 41.4% of people start their National Library Of Australia visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see National Library Of Australia

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

80.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Library Of Australia

People normally club together National Museum Of Australia and Museum Of Australian Democracy while planning their visit to National Library Of Australia.

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  • Wonderful place to do some studying or research. Chair looks comfy and the view from the windows is just relaxing. River side walking trail let you relax your brain if you study in the library for extended hours.

  • Fantastic resource for all, not just those who live in Canberra. Special mention to Sonja who was incredibly helpful when my friend and I visited. Good to know that the hold every book published in Australia!

  • 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.

  • I fell in love with the place, one of my favorite places in Canberra; indeed a flagship of Australia in terms of great people, architecture, arts and superb food! Warmth wormed effortlessly into our hearts📚

  • 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.

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