National Library of Australia, Canberra

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A vast, modern, columned building surrounded by lush parkland, National Library of Australia houses a collection of approximately 6.E75 million items. The library has undergone widespread digitization, and also serves as the most prominent preserver of the nation’s cultural heritage, maintaining a large volume of pictures, photographs, music, and oral history recordings. National Library of Australia also possesses the largest Asian-language collections in the Southern hemisphere. A visit to National Library of Australia represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Canberra sightseeing planning tool to plot your vacation.
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  • October 7, 2017
    Is a wonderful building and great library. They have good cafe inside and bookstore. Top of that free exhibition the have now and then. But this place not really a tourist attraction. Still though, ma...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    The gallery has rotating displays of various interesting things that are held by the library. The bookshop and cafe are very much worth a visit with their stained glass backdrops.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Such a gorgeous building with great exhibits! A lovely place to study, however the security guards deter people with their ridiculous bag and drink bottle restrictions.  more »
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  • July 27, 2017
    We visited the library during Easter holidays and were extremely impressed by the then current exhibition The Sell. It was a walk down memory line remembering the progression of advertising during our lifetime. Recently I have discovered the library has an online bookstore. I cannot recommend it highly enough. Books were delivered within two days of purchase, questions and personal attention of the staff is exceptional, and prices and choice of topics was well above average.
  • September 9, 2017
    Great place to study. Large comfortable reading rooms, modern computers and fast free internet. I can comfortably spend all day here.
  • September 18, 2017
    Beautiful building and helpful friendly staff. An amazing space for reading and escaping from the world for a few hours or for the whole day.
  • September 14, 2017
    It is one of greatest libraries I ever seen. I was lucky and had an chance to see how the book catalogues bing registered and stored
  • May 27, 2017
    Coffee is amazing BUT there's something fundamentally wrong with this place. Nice... NICE LIBRARIANS & STAFF! I never thought such a phenomenon could occur after traversing the educational system drifting from library to library and being told off by the gatekeepers of the sacred Where's Wally books to stop breathing. But seriously, I absolutely love this place and I hope it never changes.

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