Important information for library members about PINs - Last updated: 07/03/2014
Library members who use the My Account section of Libraries ACTís website to extend loans, reserve items, access e-resources or check on current loans are being urged to update their PIN if they have an easily identifiable number. In order to strengthen online security arrangements, Libraries ACT is asking any members who still use the PIN that was originally issued with the card, or who have a weak PIN such as a sequential number, numbers from membership cards or a birthday, to create a new one. Please click the title link above for more information.
Changes to loans policy effective 1 March 2014 - Last updated: 03/03/2014
From 1 March 2014, changes to the library loans policy have come into effect. This follows a review of the existing policy which indicated the need for penalties which are considered reasonable and fair, as well as consistent enforcement. It is important to strike a balance between providing access to the library and its services and ensuring items are returned to the library collection for use by the community. Please follow the link for information about the changes.
Breakfast with 666ABC at Gungahlin Library - Last updated: 25/02/2014
On Friday 7 March 2014, 666ABC Canberra will be broadcasting their Breakfast program live from Gungahlin Library. To make this possible, Gungahlin Library will be open from 5.30 am that day. Come along and listen, watch, meet Breakfast presenter Philip Clark, and browse the library. Cafe Ink @ Gungahlin will be open for those who want to buy a morning coffee. You'll also be able to watch online via the Canberra Live website canberralive.act.gov.au.
The Science of Sci-Fi with Scott Baker - Last updated: 24/02/2014
Join author Scott Baker at the Woden Library for a talk about the research involved to make a Sci-Fi plausible and how Sci-Fi has affected the scientific inventions of our time. Monday 17 March 2014. 6.30 pm Ė 7.30 pm.
Libraries closed 19 March 2014 - Last updated: 18/02/2014
All libraries ACT branches and the mobile library will be closed on Wednesday 19 March to allow all staff to attend the annual Libraries ACT planning day.
Libraries ACT has subscribed to a new electronic resource: Find My Past - Last updated: 18/02/2014
Findmypast is an invaluable resource for Family History researchers who can now view millions of historical records from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific islands. These include electoral rolls, birth, marriage and death, government, military and religious records etc. Findmypast also includes hundreds of millions of similar records from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Please note: findmypast is only available in LibrariesACT branches during opening hours.
Closed for Canberra Day public holiday - Last updated: 14/02/2014
All libraries including the mobile library will be closed for the Canberra Day public holiday on Monday 10 March 2014
REMINDER: New Libraries ACT opening hours commencing 2 December 2013 - Last updated: 02/12/2013
A reminder that from 2 December 2013 there are changes to Libraries ACTís opening hours. These changes are being made to reflect patronage of our libraries in the evenings and on weekends as well as an increase in the use of our free online resources including eBooks, eResources and Freegal music.