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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Citation, email, export

The catalogue makes it easy to reference records using email, standard citation formats, guaranteed persistent identifiers and a variety of file export formats. To access these features, click the "Cite this" or "Email this" links in the record display:


Clicking on the "Email this" link brings up a window as shown below. Enter the recipient's email address to send a text copy of the catalogue record:


Clicking on the "Cite this" link brings up a window as shown below. From here, you can download a bibliographic representation of the record in endnote or bibtex citation formats, or rdf. A Persistent Identifier (PI) is given for the catalogue record itself: this is a definitive, timeless link to the record's catalogue entry. The Library maintains that this link will always resolve to the catalogue record.

Additionally, APA, MLA and the Australian citation formatted text is available here for easy copying.


For items held in the Library's digital collections, an additional PI is given. This PI links to the actual item, rather than the catalogue record entry:

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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.