This morning was a later start, allowing students to quickly tidy their rooms
and pack their bags as we would be heading home on the bus tonight after
dinner. We started our last day of touring the Capital at the National Library.
A stunning building, we were led inside and split into two groups to explore
the behind-the-scenes workings of the library. It was fascinating to hear about
how records and books were kept in places like the morgue and train stations
before having a National library built by demand. Still contemporary, despite
being built in the 60's, the library houses over 2 million items, with a
further 7 million at other facilities!
Taken downstairs to the archives, students were shown the old tube shoot system
where requests for books would be made and sent back up to the library… Read more ...Canberra Trip 2015