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Detail of the keys of Douglas Lilburn's stand up piano.

The piano room

10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday | 9am to 1pm, Saturday | Level one

Over the Easter break the Alexander Turnbull Library will be open on Saturday from 9am to 1pm. We are closed on the public holidays.

Please order collection items by 4pm Thursday if you would like them available on Saturday.

Come practice your music

The Turnbull Library has two upright pianos in its Level 1 piano room: Douglas Lilburn’s August Förster, and a Toyo. 

You’re welcome to use the room to practice other instruments or voice as well.

The room isn’t fully sound proof, so we ask you keep the volume at a lower level.

Book the piano room

Use our 'Ask a librarian' form to book the piano room. 

Your booking won't be complete until you have received a confirmation from us. 

Ask a librarian form  — book the piano room.