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Friends enjoy a number of benefits at the National Library and at a range of businesses and organisations:
Benefits at the National Library of Australia
- invitations to Friends events, including exhibition previews, special collection viewings, lectures and curator talks
- use of the private Friends Lounge, a space in which to read or relax with friends, enjoying the heritage vista from the Nan Kivell Room on Level 2
- quarterly Friends Newsletters and weekly Friends eNews
- 15% discount on purchases at the National Library Bookshop (excluding discounted or remaindered stock, limited edition prints, postage stamps, vouchers, copy cards, magazines and newspapers)
- 10% discount on purchases at the Library's BOOKPLATE restaurant
Discounts at selected bookshops
- Alexander Fax Booksellers - 10% discount on instore purchases
- Paperchain Bookstore - 10% discount on cash purchases, 7.5% on credit card and EFTPOS
Discounts on magazine subscriptions
- Griffith Review of Books - 20% off subscription and one free backlist copy
Discounts on cultural activities
Australian Chamber Orchestra
10% discount for Canberra performances at Llewellyn Hall, ANU. Discounted tickets can only be purchased online or by phoning 1800 444 444 and quoting the promotion code on your Benefits of Membership form in your latest membership renewal pack. (Please note this discount is not available through Ticketek.)
ACT National Trust
National Trust member prices on events and tours.
ACT Writers Centre
10% discount on ACT Writers Centre workshops.
Canberra Philharmonic Society
10% discount on shows booked online.
Receive a 10% DISCOUNT on single tickets to Musica Viva's International Concert Season. Call 1800 688 482 for details. Offer excludes concession and Under 30 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion.
Canberra Repertory Society
Two-for-one tickets on preview night.
Discounts on dining
5% discount off weekday lunches.
Pulp Book Cafe
5% discount off meals and book purchases.
Discounts on learning
Alliance Francaise Canberra
5% discount on Alliance Francaise Canberra language courses.
Dante Alighieri society of Canberra
5% discount off first enrolment.
Discounts on accommodation
TFE Hotels offers Friends of the NLA a 15% discount on accommodation throughout Australia, subject to availability.
To make a reservation use the booking code on the Benefits of Membership form in your latest membership renewal pack and complete the online booking form.
Forrest Hotel and Apartments
5% discount on best rate if called directly, subject to availability.
Bookings: 1800 676 372 (toll free) or 02 6203 4300, or email email@example.com. Bookings may also be made online.
Reciprocal benefits with selected libraries and institutions
Powerhouse Museum Sydney
- Access to the Members Lounge
- Concession price on general Museum admission
Friends of the State Library of South Australia
- Access to members lounge
- Discounts for functions
- Member price for events
- Discount on FSLSA publications
Friends of the State Library of NSW
- Discounts for events listed in SLNSW What’s On Brochure
- 10% discount at the Library Shop
- Use of exclusive Friends Room
Friends of the State Library of Victoria
- 10% off food and beverage at Mr Tulk cafe (excluding happy hour)
- 10% off all full-priced books at Readings State Library
- Members rates on paid events.