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:

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Connection details for Z39.50

It is possible to connect to our catalogue directly via your own Z39.50 client software. NLA catalogue configuration details.

You can also set up an EndNote connection to the catalogue. EndNote is commercial software that allows users to search online bibliographic databases via the Z39.50 protocol, assist in organizing their references and images, and create bibliographies. The software requires connection files to gain access to databases. The connection file for the Library's catalogue is available at NLA EndNote connection file. Save this file as Natl Lib of Australia.enz with the existing EndNote connection files stored on your PC. Further details about EndNote and links to other connection files can be found at

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the Catalogue Help Desk:

Phone: (02) 6262 1126 (if outside Australia use +612 instead of 02)

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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.