Newspaper microfilm stacks
Newspaper microfilm stacks
Newspaper microfilm
Newspaper microfilm
Reader, Main Reading Room
Reader, Main Reading Room

The Library delivers about 200,000 physical items - either in the reading rooms or offsite.

Man, Main Reading Room
Man, Main Reading Room
Research in the Reading Room
Research in the Reading Room
Man, Newspaper Reading Room
Man, Newspaper Reading Room

The Library’s oral history and folklore collection dates back to the 1950s.

Man, magazine section
Man, magazine section
Lake Stack, LG2
Lake Stack, LG2

The Library holds approximately 10 million collection items - enough total shelf kilometres to link Canberra to Sydney!

Book stacks
Book stacks

The Library building holds 12,000 square metres of books on two levels.

Asian Collections Reading Room
Asian Collections Reading Room

Access the Library’s collection of Asian language - Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Manchu, Mongolian and Tibetan - resources.

Young man, Main Reading Room
Young man, Main Reading Room
Wall covering, Main Reading Room
Wall covering, Main Reading Room
Man, Family History Reading Room
Man, Family History Reading Room

Find your family history; consult electoral rolls, shipping records, newspapers and journals

Reference Desk, Main Reading Room
Reference Desk, Main Reading Room

Ask the friendly staff for advice.

Main Reading Room
Main Reading Room

The Library welcomes about half-a-million visitors to the building each year.

Woman, Main Reading Room
Woman, Main Reading Room
Artwork, Main Reading Room
Artwork, Main Reading Room

Garnkini on the hill by Mabel Juli

Card catalogue, LG1
Card catalogue, LG1

The original card catalogue designed by Fred Ward

Leonard
Leonard

My homage to the Leonard French windows, which grace the Library’s bookshop and cafe in the foyer.

Wasterpaper basket
Wasterpaper basket

The original cane waste paper baskets designed by Fred Ward

Newspaper Reading Room
Newspaper Reading Room

There are more than 24 million newspaper pages freely available online.

Special Collections Reading Room
Special Collections Reading Room

Pigeon holes for the Petherick Readers, who do advanced research at the Library.

Pictures stacks
Pictures stacks

The Library holds more than 1.2 million pictures, some of them on racks to protect their ornate frames.

Maps Reading Room
Maps Reading Room

The Library holds 1 million maps and 1 million aerial photos.

Library artwork and chairs - unfinished
Library artwork and chairs - unfinished
Lunch at Paperplate, LG1
Lunch at Paperplate, LG1

Bookplate and Paperplate are popular cafes at the Library

Lunch at Paperplate
Lunch at Paperplate
Order chute
Order chute

These chutes were used in the Main Reading Room to deliver book requests to and from the Library stacks.

Preservation
Preservation

Repairing books, patching textiles, and generally preserving the collection

The death of Captain Cook
The death of Captain Cook

‘The death of Captain Cook’ by George Carter hangs in the permanent Treasures Gallery

Couple in the Newspapers Reading Room
Couple in the Newspapers Reading Room
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Newspaper microfilm stacks
Newspaper microfilm
Reader, Main Reading Room
Man, Main Reading Room
Research in the Reading Room
Man, Newspaper Reading Room
Man, magazine section
Lake Stack, LG2
Book stacks
Asian Collections Reading Room
Young man, Main Reading Room
Wall covering, Main Reading Room
Man, Family History Reading Room
Reference Desk, Main Reading Room
Main Reading Room
Woman, Main Reading Room
Artwork, Main Reading Room
Card catalogue, LG1
Leonard
Wasterpaper basket
Newspaper Reading Room
Special Collections Reading Room
Pictures stacks
Maps Reading Room
Library artwork and chairs - unfinished
Lunch at Paperplate, LG1
Lunch at Paperplate
Order chute
Preservation
The death of Captain Cook
Couple in the Newspapers Reading Room
ACS_0219.jpg
IMG_3418.JPG
Newspaper microfilm stacks
Newspaper microfilm
Reader, Main Reading Room

The Library delivers about 200,000 physical items - either in the reading rooms or offsite.

Man, Main Reading Room
Research in the Reading Room
Man, Newspaper Reading Room

The Library’s oral history and folklore collection dates back to the 1950s.

Man, magazine section
Lake Stack, LG2

The Library holds approximately 10 million collection items - enough total shelf kilometres to link Canberra to Sydney!

Book stacks

The Library building holds 12,000 square metres of books on two levels.

Asian Collections Reading Room

Access the Library’s collection of Asian language - Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Khmer, Lao, Burmese, Manchu, Mongolian and Tibetan - resources.

Young man, Main Reading Room
Wall covering, Main Reading Room
Man, Family History Reading Room

Find your family history; consult electoral rolls, shipping records, newspapers and journals

Reference Desk, Main Reading Room

Ask the friendly staff for advice.

Main Reading Room

The Library welcomes about half-a-million visitors to the building each year.

Woman, Main Reading Room
Artwork, Main Reading Room

Garnkini on the hill by Mabel Juli

Card catalogue, LG1

The original card catalogue designed by Fred Ward

Leonard

My homage to the Leonard French windows, which grace the Library’s bookshop and cafe in the foyer.

Wasterpaper basket

The original cane waste paper baskets designed by Fred Ward

Newspaper Reading Room

There are more than 24 million newspaper pages freely available online.

Special Collections Reading Room

Pigeon holes for the Petherick Readers, who do advanced research at the Library.

Pictures stacks

The Library holds more than 1.2 million pictures, some of them on racks to protect their ornate frames.

Maps Reading Room

The Library holds 1 million maps and 1 million aerial photos.

Library artwork and chairs - unfinished
Lunch at Paperplate, LG1

Bookplate and Paperplate are popular cafes at the Library

Lunch at Paperplate
Order chute

These chutes were used in the Main Reading Room to deliver book requests to and from the Library stacks.

Preservation

Repairing books, patching textiles, and generally preserving the collection

The death of Captain Cook

‘The death of Captain Cook’ by George Carter hangs in the permanent Treasures Gallery

Couple in the Newspapers Reading Room
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