Between 10 pm Saturday, 11 July and 1 am Sunday, 12 July (AEST) access to the Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures catalogue and the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience.


The Library's reading rooms are open. Before you visit, please read Visiting the Library. 

Australia Day Opening Hours

Opening hours for Australia Day public holiday, Monday 27 January

Reading Rooms, Special Collections, The Library Shop

Monday 27 January

11 am – 5 pm

  • Computers and other public areas are available from 10 am to 5 pm.

Note: All requests for collection items must be made at least 1 hour before closing.

Exhibition Galleries, Cafe

Monday 27 January

10 am – 5 pm

Services affectED

Ask a Librarian 

There may be a delay to Ask a Librarian and Access to Special Collection requests.  For urgent requests, please contact us by phone during opening hours.


Volunteer-guided tours (including the Shakespeare Room) will not operate.