The National Library of Australia (the Library) is a place where people passionate about building and providing access to the nation's documentary heritage learn, grow and flourish.


  • collect and preserve documentary resources, particularly relating to Australia and the Australian people, so Australians can discover, learn and create new knowledge, now and in the future.
  • are a respected custodian of Australia’s published, written, oral, visual and digital heritage, and a world-leading provider of access to that heritage.

Our vision is to is to connect all Australians with national collections, enriching our understanding about who we are and our place in the world.

We employ about 400 staff based in Canberra. Our Library heritage-listed building is a prominent feature of the Parliamentary Triangle and is a destination for many interstate and international visitors.

We offer a range of interesting generalist and specialist roles at the Library including:

  • Digitisation and photography
  • Reference Librarians
  • Collection and data description
  • Conservation and collection care
  • Curatorial and collection research
  • Reader services to online and face-to-face users
  • Information and knowledge management supporting Library systems such as TROVE and internal systems
  • Communications and marketing
  • Oral history support
  • Data and research
  • Community engagement and outreach
  • Indigenous engagement – working with collections, preserving and sharing our collections
  • Digital technology
  • Human Resources
  • Corporate services
  • Finance

Information about who we are and what we do can be found at About us

If the Library sounds like a place you would like to work, visit our Jobs Vacancies page.