Welcome to the Northern Territory Library

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Monday to Friday: 10.00 am - 5.00 pm | Saturday and Sunday: 1.00 pm - 5.00 pm | Closed Public Holidays

Welcome to the Northern Territory Library. We have been enriching the lives of Territorians for over 30 years. Our services help Territorians connect with the past, contribute to the present, and learn for the future. 

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Northern Territory Library Computer System Upgrade

Due to our computer system upgrade the following will be unavailable from Monday 22 to Friday 26 of September:

  •  Public access computers
  • Scanning, printing and photocopying system

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Wi-Fi will not be affected and will continue to be available.


Origin of a CityOrigin of a City

On display until 26 September

'Origin of a City' is a collaborative exhibition between the Northern Territory Library and Darwin artists Gary Lee, Michelle Culpitt and Regis Martin. The exhibition explores mapping and naming practices, and how the city of Darwin got its name. Also screening is a short documentary film produced by Emma Masters. Curated by Koulla Roussos and staff at Northern Territory Library.

Origin of a City Exhibition is very fortunate to also include a map documenting Larrakia sites in Darwin Harbour. The map is a work in progress and is part of a mapping project conducted by the Larrakia Rangers and Cultural Knowledge Unit at the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation.

Land RightsLand Rights Petition

22 September – 16 November

The Northern Territory Library will be displaying a copy of a unique 1972 Land Rights Petition. The petition, signed by 1,000 Aboriginal people from across Australia, is one of the most important documents in the history of the struggle for land rights. Non-Aboriginal activist, Bill Day, worked with the Gwalwa Daraniki Association in Darwin, to create the petition which was posted to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The petition, now held and carefully restored by the National Archives of Australia, called for land rights and political representation for the Aboriginal people of Australia.

Broadband for Seniors

Broadband for SeniorsBroadband for Seniors is a program which supports older Australians in gaining the confidence and skills needed to use new technology. Through this program the Northern Territory Library is offering seniors free access to computers, internet and basic training in a supportive and welcoming environment.

Participants may choose to learn computing skills on the library's computers, or bring along their own laptop or iPad for training purposes.

Contact the Library for further information:  Freecall - 1800 019 155 or Email - ntl.info@nt.gov.au

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Contact us: Freecall - 1800 019 155 | Email - ntl.info@nt.gov.au