Ingrid Taylor
National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT, 2600
02 6262 1537

National Library Foyer

The NLA's foyer is an elegant and historic venue which would suit non-amplified music performances.
Opening Hours of Venue: 
After 5pm on Fridays and after 6pm on all other days
Opening Hours of Office: 
Monday – Friday, 0900 – 1700
Is the venue closed on any public holidays or other dates during the year?: 
Christmas Day
Technical Facilities
Sound system: 
Nothing inbuilt, but small PA soundsystem, lecturn and mic can be provided.
Sound engineer: 
At cost. 4 hours at $254 for 4 hours and $180 per each additional hour
Stage can be brought in, approx 3x7m.
Does the venue have any sound restrictions: 
No amplified music during library hours.
If the venue is not on the ground floor, are there any ramps or lifts for loading heavy equipment: 
Yes, fully accessible.
General Facilities
Total capacity: 
300 standing
Seating capacity: 
120 sitting
Security provided: 
Must be hired. Approximately $120 for 3 hours. 1 security guard is required per 100 people.
Kitchen options: 
Bookplate Cafe can provide catering options upon negotiation.
Bar options: 
Bookplate Cafe can provide catering options upon negotiation.
Air conditioning available: 
Cleaning Policy: 
Included in hire fee
Disabled Toilets: 
Fire Exits?: 
Does the venue have available instruments on the premises?: 
If so are there any special requirements for these instruments?: 
Parking facilities
What parking facilities are available?: 
Parking facilities are available out the front.
Is it paid parking?: 
Is the space suitable for a performance, a rehearsal or a teaching venue?: 
Does the venue have a certain style of décor: 
High end marble foyer
If the venue is a more specific style of establishment, what is it: 
Library foyer
Fees and Charges
Hire rates: 
Mon-Fri: Daytime - 4hours $590 Daytime - full day $800 Evening (after 5pm) 4 hours or less - $740 Hourly evening charge (after 4 hours) - $180 Sat/Sun/Public Holidays: Daytime 4 hours or less - $740 Full day - $1000 Evening - Min Charge (4hrs or less) - $930 Hourly evening charge (after 4 hours) - $180.
Insurance provided or expected: 
Insurance is provided
Cancellation policy: 
30 days cancellation policy
Disabilities Facilities and Access
Is there a ramp to the building?: 
Yes, fully accessible
Sound Insulation
Is the venue insulated from the outside noise?: 
Is the venue close to a main/noisy road?: 
Marketing and Ticketing
Does the venue provide its own advertising for performances?: 
Recording Facilities
Are there recording facilities?: