The National Library of Australia is your library. Our collections are Australia’s largest. We cherish and care for over ten million items, including printed books and newspapers, oral histories, music, maps, photographs, paintings, objects, manuscripts, diaries, and letters.  

The story they tell is the story of Australia and Australians. Our vision for the future is to transform public access to Australian history and culture by bringing our collections online for everyone. Your generosity is helping us to make this vision a reality. 

Thank you for supporting your National Library. 

Make a bequest
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You can create a legacy by leaving a bequest to the National Library

Donate to digitise the collection
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You can bring our unique collections online

Donate to scholarships and fellowships

You can support curious minds to create new knowledge

Donate to other Library priorities
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Improve access to our collections

Offer us collection material

Offers of published and original material enhance our collections

Thank you
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Thank you to our Patrons and donors. Your generosity is transformational.

The Impact of Giving - The Susan and Isaac Wakil Foundation
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Bringing our performing arts collections online

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We will only use and disclose your personal information as described in our Privacy Policy, and you consent to these disclosures.