Library & Archives NT

Library & Archives NT (LANT) is the Territory’s state library and state archives.

LANT collects and preserves the Territory’s documentary heritage, including published materials such as

  • books
  • newspapers
  • journals
  • ephemera
  • film and
  • music.

Unpublished materials include:

  • Northern Territory Government archives
  • personal records
  • organisational records
  • photographs and
  • oral histories.

LANT shares this history through digital collections and an active events and exhibitions program including:

  • the permanent A Territory Story exhibition
  • research inquiries services
  • social media and
  • education programs.

In partnership with local governments LANT also develops public library services to meet the needs of the Territory’s diverse communities.

Read the vision for public libraries on the Library & Archives NT website.

Library & Archives NT locations

LANT provides service to the public at the following locations:


NT Library
Parliament House
15 Mitchell St
Darwin NT 0800

NT Archives Centre
Kelsey Crescent
Millner NT  0812

Alice Springs

Reading Room
58 Hartley Street
Alice Springs NT 0850

For more information, go to the Library & Archives NT website.

NT Library is moving

In 2024 the NT Library will move from Parliament House to the new Charles Darwin University Education and Community Precinct.

The new NT Library will focus on sharing Territory history and culture with young people and regional audiences.

In August and September 2021, Library & Archives NT consulted Territorians to understand what they want from their new library.

Read the community consultation report PDF (556.4 KB).

  • Government recordkeeping
    Government agency access to Northern Territory Government archives and information on record keeping guidelines.
  • NT Cabinet records
    Search Cabinet records from the Northern Territory Government.

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