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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  • We looked at the inked exhibit, ate at the cafe and bought some books at the book store. Everthing was great.  more »
  • A trip to Canberra is not complete without a visit to the library. Sure you can access the collection but there is so much more. The exhibitions (free/donation) are always fabulous. The Australian car...  more »
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  • Went to see free exhibition (Cook and the Pacific) with the kids, one in a pram. Staff were great, no issues. Will need to go back sans children, so I can have a proper look. Not the first exhibition I have seen there, always well curated and full of interesting items. Great location overlooking the lake, surrounded by public art and part of the parliamentary triangle. Has a cafe, bookshop, paid parking. They have a reading room too.
  • 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.

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