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Northern Territory Library

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Address: Parliament House Darwin | Cnr Bennett St & Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8922 0885
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

Northern Territory Library is the Territory’s answer to a State Library....

Northern Territory Library is the Territory’s answer to a State Library. Located in Darwin, our iconic building offers library users a cool, comfortable space to learn and relax.We provide free internet and information technology to heighten the tourist experience, increasing their knowledge about the Northern Territory, its attractions, history and culture. NT Library staff are knowledgeable about all aspects of the Territory and always ready and willing to assist library users with their research and IT needs.

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Beautiful facility, friendly staff

Anybody can pop by this site which is located in the small downtown area. Darwin is not a big place! Use the free wifi to keep in touch with friends at home and relax in a comfy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Shelley K
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Anybody can pop by this site which is located in the small downtown area. Darwin is not a big place! Use the free wifi to keep in touch with friends at home and relax in a comfy chair.

Thank Shelley K
Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

THE PLACE TO BE FOR A FREE PC IN THE HEAT OF THE DAY…..JUST LEAVE THE STUFFED CROC AT THE SUCKERS’EMPORIUM. Here’s the thing, trendsetters. Like many geezers, I’m not real whelmed with the latest communications devices. Sure, the compact size of smart phones and tablets make them ideal for traveling, but doing the ol’ 2 finger peck on a... More 

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Maitland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

As part of the Parliament House Tour we were taken into the NT Library which is located within the building. We were shown some local art work and photographs in relation to WWII and think we recognise a relative. The Library Staff were so helpful in providing us with information and avenues to research the photo further. The outcome will... More 

1 Thank Tracey S
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Interesting story of the very recent history of the Northern Territory. Library is located in the Parliament building. Lovely little gift shop on the premises.

Thank CeeJayJoe
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

There are a number of items on exhibition in the entrance to the Library and many more once you get inside. There are stories and artworks on the bombing of Darwin and a giant embroidered mural which is spectacular.

1 Thank Gail S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We stumbled onto the Northern Territory Library when looking around the Parliament house. We viewed a very interesting display called "Lost Darwin " which was a collection of photos of how Darwin used to be, as this was our first trip to Darwin, many of the photos are of shops and bulidings that no longer exist, residents though would have... More 

Thank Tony N
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We used the WIFI here and the staff were very informative. There are a number of painting of maps, local scenes and people and artefacts in the Library

Thank Margaret G
Wynyard, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

Inside the Parliament House and pleasant to have a look at and escape the humidity. There was an exhibition on about the plight of the local indigenous people and how they were housed and treated as Darwin grew. Very interesting and eye-opening. The patchwork quilt is incredible and any crafter will appreciate the work that went into making it.

Thank alison b
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

Hot morning, noticed I was walking past the library so decided to pop in and have a look and enjoy some air conditioning. Small library but was family friendly. Staff welcomed me and asked if they could help me? Happy for me to have a look around and enjoy the airconditioning.

Thank MJJ3934
Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

I would love to review the Library but unfortunately it has never been open in the evenings or on Sundays when I would like to access it. Surely with the amount of people visiting and living in the city 1 or 2 nights a week let alone late Saturday is not to much to ask. Other library services charge small... More 

1 Thank Katy44b

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