National Library of Australia, Canberra

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Government Building Library
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. To visit National Library of Australia on your holiday in Canberra, and find out what else Canberra has to offer, use our Canberra vacation route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • If you are like me and not interested in libraries, you would not be bothered to go to this Library. But there is a hidden gem in 1 of the rooms called the the Treasures gallery. For history buffs or ...  more »
  • Definitely worth a look around if you are in Canberra as it is full of history and many interesting exhibitions. We couldn't stay long, however I would definitely return to spend more time trawling th...  more »
  • I've spent quite a bit of time here lately researching all sorts of interesting things related to the Pacific. I go to many Libraries all around the world. This National Library is one of the best I h...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A fine national institution. I spent most of today there at a free public seminar, then in one of the special collection rooms. The exhibitions are always very good - at the moment it is on Australian advertising materials from settlement to more recent times.
  • Service was incredible by the librarians. They made my search very easy and I was able to find what I went for. Incredible collections and service
  • A beautiful library to relax with a coffee. Massive collection of books. Sadly we visited with our kids so we couldn't stay long, but you could easily spend a whole day in here.
  • Beautiful grounds and had a fantastic exhibition on advertising. Just a beautiful place to stay on a cold day