National Library of Australia

 Summer Opening Hours:

Our opening hours will be changing between Tuesday 24 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020.

All reading rooms will be closed from Christmas Day, reopening on 2 January. But you’ll still be able to visit our Exhibition Galleries, our children’s holiday space, WordPlay, and Bookshop from 9am-5pm (except on Christmas Day).Bookplate café will also be open during this period, but with varied hours.

Be sure to check our Summer Opening Hours before you visit: https://www.nla.gov.au/visit-us/opening-hours

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Checking your requests

It takes time for us to retrieve your request: learn more about the Library's collection delivery service

Once logged in, your "Requests" page lists items requested, available for collection, and recent historic requests (going back approximately one week). Click the "Requests" link near the top right corner of the page to access this information:

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For quick reference, the site also displays request summary information on every page, just below the "Requests" link:

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The requests summary page lets you quickly see which requests are currently being processed, which items are available for collection, as well as requests made during the previous week:

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The pickup location is clearly listed, along with an area for any notes Library staff may have entered regarding your request. For any item in these lists, click the title to visit the record display page.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.