In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
The NLA Bookshop has reopened to visitors for normal trading. Our opening hours are:
Monday – Sunday: OPEN 9AM-5PM
The National Library Online Shop is located at the National Library of Australia in Canberra and sells books and other merchandise published by the National Library of Australia. Also available online are books by Australian authors, books with Australian content, and international books of literary merit that are stocked by the National Library Bookshop.
All prices are in Australian dollars.
Please Contact Us with any queries, comments or suggestions you may have regarding the National Library Online Shop.
Located in Australia’s premier library on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin, the Bookshop is the home to the best in Australian writing.
Visitors enjoy browsing our specialist range of Australian history, biography, fiction, cookbooks and children’s books while discovering the complete range of National Library Publications and merchandise. The Bookshop is just the place to find uniquely Australian greeting cards, wrapping paper, journals and a selection of giftware crafted by local and interstate artists.
OPEN 9AM-5PM, Monday – Sunday
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY AND GOOD FRIDAY.