Opening Hours

Belconnen Library

12 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2617

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 12.00- 4.00

Civic Library

Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City ACT 2600

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 Closed

Dickson Library

Dickson Shops (off Antill Street), Dickson ACT 2602

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 8.00 10.00 - 4.00 12.00-4.00

Erindale Library

McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa ACT 2903

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 Closed

Gungahlin Library

Corner of Hibberson and Gozzard streets, Gungahlin ACT 2912

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 8.00 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 12.00-4.00

Kingston Library

52 Giles Street, Kingston ACT 2604

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 Closed 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 Closed

Kippax Library

Hardwick Crescent, Holt ACT 2615

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 Closed

Tuggeranong Library

Cowlishaw Street, Tuggeranong ACT 2900

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 12.00-4.00

Woden Library

Corinna Street, Phillip ACT 2606

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 8.00 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 12.00-4.00

ACT Heritage Library

1st Floor, Woden Library, Corinna Street, Phillip ACT 2606

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
10.00 - 5.00 10.00 - 5.00 10.00 - 5.00 10.00 - 5.00 10.00 - 5.00

10.00 - 4.00

Closed

Christmas / New Year opening hours

Library opening hours over the Christmas and New Year holiday period 2016-2017 will be as follows:

  • Friday 23 December 2016 – All branches open regular hours
  • Saturday 24 December 2016 - All branches close at 2 pm
  • Sunday 25 December 2016 (Christmas Day) - All branches closed
  • Monday 26 December 2016 (Boxing Day) - All branches closed
  • Tuesday 27 December 2016 (public holiday in lieu of 25 Dec) - All branches closed
  • Wednesday 28 December 2016 (Commissioner’s Day public holiday) - All branches closed
  • Thursday 29 December 2016 (ACT Government Christmas shutdown) - Woden, Tuggeranong, Dickson and Gungahlin Libraries open 10 am – 4 pm only (All other branches closed)
  • Friday 30 December 2016 (ACT Government Christmas shutdown) - All branches closed
  • Saturday 31 December 2016 - Woden, Tuggeranong, Dickson and Gungahlin Libraries open 10 am – 4 pm only (All other branches closed)
  • Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Year’s Day) - All branches closed
  • Monday 2 January 2017 (public holiday in lieu of 1 Jan) – All branches closed
  • Tuesday 3 January 2017 – All branches open and regular hours resume

Return chutes

  • Between 2 pm Saturday 24 December 2016 and 10 am Tuesday 3 January 2017, return chutes will ONLY be open at those libraries that are open (Woden, Tuggeranong, Dickson and Gungahlin) and ONLY during the hours they are open (Thursday 29 December 10 am – 4 pm and Saturday 31 December 10 am – 4 pm)
  • For safety and security reasons, chutes will be closed at all other times and at all other libraries between 2 pm on Saturday 24 December 2016 and 10 am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

Due dates and renewals

  • You can check due dates and if your books are not overdue or requested by anyone else, renewals can be made:
    • Online via My Account on www.library.act.gov.au (log in using your library membership number and PIN).
    • By phoning 6205 9000.

Online services

  • eResources and the library catalogue are available during the holiday period.
  • Download eBooks and digital magazines. Try BorrowBox for great Australian and international  eBooks and eAudio books and Zinio for hundreds of eMagazines.
  • Learn a language using the Mango Languages app.
  • Download music tracks from Freegal.
  • Watch and listen to Story Box Library for kids.
  • Please note that troubleshooting help for eResources is not available during the holiday period, except for any assistance able to be given by staff in branches.

Public holiday closures for 2016

  • Friday 1 January - New Year’s Day 
  • Tuesday 26 January - Australia Day 
  • Wednesday 2 March - Annual Library Planning Day 
  • Monday 14 March - Canberra Day
  • Friday 25 March - Good Friday 
  • Saturday 26 March - Easter Saturday 
  • Sunday 27 March - Easter Sunday
  • Monday 28 March- Easter Monday 
  • Monday 25 April - ANZAC Day
  • Monday 13 June - Queen’s Birthday 
  • Monday 26 September - Family & Community Day 
  • Monday 3 October - Labour Day 
  • Sunday 25 December - Christmas Day 
  • Monday 26 December - Boxing Day
  • Tuesday 27 December - Christmas Day holiday (additional holiday for Sunday 25 December 2016)
  • ACT Government Christmas Shutdown as listed above

Public holiday closures for 2017

  • Sunday 1 January - New Year’s Day 
  • Monday 2 January - public holiday in lieu of 1 January
  • Thursday 26 January - Australia Day  
  • Other dates for 2017 to be confirmed

Closed for library planning day

All Libraries ACT branches and the ACT Heritage Library will be closed for the annual Libraries ACT Planning & Development Day. Date to be confirmed.

This includes the Home Library Service and ACT Heritage Library, as well as the Access Canberra driver license service located at Civic Library and Archives ACT located upstairs at Woden Library. Regular programs will not run on this day, including story time and Giggle & Wiggle sessions.

All online services will still be available, including searching, requesting and renewing items online. Items can be returned using the return chutes located outside each Libraries ACT branch.

It is important that all Libraries ACT staff come together for one day a year and have an opportunity to contribute to planning future services, programs and initiatives. Due to the seven day per week operation of libraries, this is the only way library staff can meet together for this purpose.