The National Library operates from 4 buildings: 3 in Canberra and one in Jakarta, Indonesia. These buildings house our collection of approximately 10 million items.

The National Library of Australia building located in Parkes, Canberra was opened on 15 August 1968 by Prime Minister John Gorton. You can read more about the history of our Commonwealth Heritage Listed building.

Most of the art in and around the building was commissioned during construction.

National Library building Canberra