Venue & Location

NATIONAL LIBRARY AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA

055 0397 benmax library 055 850 445 s c1 c c

Address: Parkes Pl W, Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 (0)2 6262 1111

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Parking

There are several car parks surrounding the Library. A large all day car park can be found further along Parkes Place, towards the lake. Disabled parking can be found immediately south of the Library, in the car park closest to the front entrance. A smaller all day car park is also located south of the Library, near the loading bay and secure bicycle parking facilities. All car parks are regularly patrolled by parking inspectors so we advise that you ensure you are displaying the appropriate ticketing before leaving your vehicle.

Bicycle parking is available on the south side of the front entrance and in the car park adjacent to the loading dock off King Edward Terrace.


Transport

By Bus: ACTION bus services provide regular buses throughout the area. Closest bus stops are located along Commonwealth Avenue and King Edward Terrace.

Taxi: 

Canberra Elite

Phone: 13 2227
SMS: 0481 072 700
SMS name, pickup address and time required.

Cabxpress

Phone: 6260 6011
For pickups from the Library, specify the front entrance.


Weather

Spring (October) in Canberra is exquisite. You’ll find flowers in bloom and the weather warming. It’s a time of outdoor fun and exploration, fresh scented air and a gorgeous blue sky. Spring is an ideal time for bushwalking and cycling around the lakes, with the city bursting into colour.  

The weather does change markedly from season to season. Temperatures in summer average 27ºC (80.6ºF), while they drop to daily winter averages of 12°C (53.6ºF).

Canberra generally has low humidity, with dry heat in summer and cool winters. Given the city’s average elevation of 570m (1870 feet), frosts are common in winter and UV radiation can be high.

Whichever the season, Canberra is known for its clean, fresh air and stunning blue skies.


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