The Australian Libraries You Need to Follow on Instagram


With over 1 billion active users worldwide, Instagram needs no introduction.

Book lovers on the social media site gravitate towards the millions of posts to be found on the #Bookstagram hashtag – where reviews, gossip, book talk and of course gorgeous photos are being shared every second. Or #bibliophile, #booknerd and #bookworm… the list goes on.

Libraries are represented, too, sometimes sharing the book love– or capturing events, communities and even posting interesting archival material.

 Here are some of our favourite Aussie libraries to follow on Instagram:

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies showcases gorgeous photos of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ knowledge and cultures.

Noosa Library Service with lots of colourful behind the scenes snaps is one of Australia’s most popular libraries on Instagram.

Northern Territory Library and Libraries Tasmania both tell the story of their state through fascinating archival photos and stories.

Adelaide City Library has fabulous photos and lots of reading recommendations.

Centre for Youth Literature is your one-stop shop for all things YA literature.

The Women’s Library features feminist tidbits and women’s literature and histories.

University of Western Australia has a beautifully curated account showing images of student life in WA.

Incendium Radical Library posts revolutionary texts and delightful #shelfies from their small space in Footscray.

Waiting for Books features stunning photos of Victorian public libraries and their borrowers.

State Library Victoria shows “life behind the stacks” with local historical images and pictures from their rare books collection.

And of course, we have a soft spot for our own account – follow @YPRLibrary for all things #bookface, #shelfie and #ilovereading.

Who have we missed? Let us know your favourite Australian libraries to follow on Insta in the comments below!

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