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Northern Territory Library

Parliament House Darwin | Cnr Bennett St & Mitchell St, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
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Ranked #15 of 43 Attractions in Darwin
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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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.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Great place to spend a couple of hours out of the heat. Loved the old photos as this provided a great pictorial of the history of Darwin.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Just killing some time, I took my kids into Parliament House to have a brief look around and ended up in the library. They had a Kids Corner with aboriginal themed story books that my kids enjoyed sitting on the carpet rug and reading. As we were leaving, the librarians chatted with us and even gave us a free kids... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This library is in the basement of the Parliament Building, which is, in itself a lovely space set in a lovely garden. The librarian knew just where to access the books and documents I wanted. I was able to study them in a quiet space and then photocopy the relevant pages. A group of school children came in with their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The librarians were most helpful giving us information about our relative Felix Holmes who lived in Darwin from 1890 to 1928. Even told us where to see the collection of his photographs from that time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Went inside and had a look at the various large photos displayed on the walls, it was interesting readings.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Free Wifi for 20 mins or so. Tourists can pay a fee to use their computers. Not a huge amount of books but enough to keep me busy. Assistants very helpful.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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63 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

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

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