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“Library set inside Parliament house”

Northern Territory Library
Ranked #52 of 120 things to do in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Sydney, Australia
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189 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Library set inside Parliament house”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Lovely colonial style building with high ceilings and water views. Open spaces with a large Darwin travel book section if you need help identifying local plants ,animals or planning your trip. Information centre is nearby so good combo.

Visited July 2014
Thank 123degrees
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Gold Coast, Australia
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“So helpful and offering FREE internet!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Apart from its situation in the air-conditioned comfort of the magnificent Parliament House, the Library offers photocopying facilities (20c a page) and free inernet connections, either for a quick 20 minutes or, if you place your name in the computer reservation system, for one hour (but you may need to wait an hour or more to get it). There are about 10 free computers, and the Library opens at 10.00am Monday to Friday, and also on Saturdays (with more restricted opening hours), and houses interesting historical papwers relating to the development of the Northern Territory, the 64 Japanese air raids it endured in WWII (when more tonnage was dropped on the harbour than at Pearl Harbour), and memorabilia, including parts of the bombed Post Office and schrapnel recovered from its site. The staff are unfailingly friendly and helpful, especially if, like me, you're technologically challenged!

Visited July 2014
Thank mccorquinn
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“Community space with atmosphere”
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

I spent a few days here researching some NT travel destinations, reading international and interstate magazines, catching up with news online and checking out the exhibitions and art work . Pretty cool place to hang, I met some people, found out about arts stuff happening around town and l enjoyed looking at the old maps. On the wall is a signed transcript of the 'apology ' to indigenous people. According to library staff it's one of only three. Coffee shop over looking the harbour is great too.

Thank MondayBlue
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665 reviews
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“Open in Sat afternoon when Parliament house is open in the morning”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Could only see Parliament house which was nice but would have been better if library and coffee shop had been open too.

Visited July 2014
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“This is in the Parliament Building.....”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

.....and serves the NT Parliament as well as the public. There is interesting material, well displayed.

Visited June 2014
Thank Sarum_Castle
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