Reopening of the National Library of Australia

Or:

National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra

When:

November 15, 2021, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The National Library of Australia reopens from Monday, November 15, 2021. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

The National Library of Australia looks forward to welcoming everyone again when it reopens on Monday, November 15.

The reopening in stages will begin on the 15th with the exhibition galleries and the NLA bookstore. These will reopen every two days 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

National Library of Australia Bookstore

Library of the National Library of Australia. Photo: Thomas Lucraft.

Subsequently, on Monday, November 29, the reading rooms, the friends’ lounge of the national library and the ex-libris café will reopen at reduced hours.

The main reading room and the special collections reading room of the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The main reading room will open Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Salon des Amis de la Bibliothèque nationale will be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

National Library of Australia

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

At the start of 2022, the Library will resume its usual opening hours. This will include a return to their events, tours and education programs.

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

The details

What: Reopening of the National Library of Australia
When: From Monday, November 15
Or: Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600


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