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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

What are the Museum Library's opening hours?

OPEN: 9.30am to 4.30pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
CLOSED: Wednesday, Weekends & Public Holidays.

Is the Museum's Library open to the general public?

Yes, the Library is open to the public during normal opening hours (see above). However, the Library does close periodically for Museum business purposes and visitors are therefore advised to contact the Library to confirm it is open prior to arriving.

Where is the Museum's Library situated?

The Library is located in the far wing of the Administrative Annexe which adjoins the main Museum building. The entrance to the Library is via the ramp on the left-hand side of the Annexe. Link to Library map.

Can members of the public borrow from the Museum's Library?

No, however researchers and the general public are very welcome to view the Library's resources within the reading room.

How do I contact the Library?

Phone: 02 6208 5112
Mail: The Library, National Museum of Australia, GPO Box 1901, Canberra ACT 2601

I have a book I'd like to donate, is this possible?

If you feel you have a suitable donation for the Museum's Library we would like to suggest browsing our online catalogue to see if the item is already held.  If you then wish to proceed with your offer, please contact the Museum's Duty Curator via


Page last updated: 11 July 2014

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