Libraries ACT

Welcome to Libraries ACT, where our online services are always open.

Are you a library member? If not, join today and enjoy all our free online services from the comfort of your home.

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Joining the library online just got easier

We have set up a new way to complete your online registration, so you can access all of these great services and resources quicker:

  • Digital books, magazines, movies and music (physical when libraries re-open)
  • Online databases
  • Online programs (e.g. online story time)
  • And more...


Our public libraries and the ACT Heritage Library are operating regular opening hours. You can check opening hours on our website.

We'd love to see you at the library, but please do not visit if you are unwell or have COVID-19 Symptoms.

Concession card holders can now collect free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs) from our library branches.

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11 Aug 2022

Special movie screening in honour of Olivia Newton-John

1:30pm, Sat 13 August 2022 | Woden Library
Are you a hopelessly devoted fan of Sandy and Danny? Or does your ride go like greased lightning? In honour of Olivia Newton-John, join us for a special screening of the much-loved musical romantic comedy movie she is best known for.

Book now for free

10 Aug 2022

Free RATs for concession card holders your public library

From 9 August 2022 | Various Branches
If you are feeling well and don't have COVID-19 symptoms, you can now pick up free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs) from our library branches. You will need to show your concession card

Find out more

10 Aug 2022

We've got you covered for Book Week

20-26 August 2022 | Various Branches
Oh no, do you need a kids costume for Book Week? Never fear, ACT NoWaste are joining us to give you tips, tricks and ideas for creating costumes with things around the house. Plus, there's no better time for Story Time at the library than Book Week. Make sure you book in to catch special guest reader Jodie Griffiths-Cook at Kippax and Gungahlin.

Check out what's on for Book Week

10 Aug 2022

Celebrate National Science Week with us!

13-21 August 2022 | Various Branches
Bring the whole family for a week packed with cool science at a library near you. Don’t miss convict escape plans, inspiring Canberra women in science, Questacon science kits, prehistoric puppet making, an Science of Romance talk with Jennifer Ryder and Rebecca Barber, and more.

Check out what's on for Science Week

03 Jul 2022

NAIDOC Week 2022

From 2 July 2022
We’re excited to have Larry Brandy bring his award-nominated book Wiradjuri Country to life and teach us about Wiradjuri culture as part of NAIDOC Week, as well as supporting the Community Sector NAIDOC Week Event on 5 July. Don’t miss the Welcome to Country and performances in Woden Town Square, plus badge-making, bush tucker demos, flower workshops, yarning circles and more at Woden Library.

Check out our NAIDOC events

24 Jun 2022

July School Holidays 2022

From 4th July 2022
The school holidays are here and we've got free activities for the whole family, from story times, to craft activities, writing workshops and even aeroplanes! So come down to your local library and see what's on.

See What's On

21 Jun 2022

Kids Lit Festival

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2022
Come down to the Library for an action packed weekend with activities for kids of all ages. We'll be reading, writing, rhyming, dancing, drawing and solving mysteries!

Book your session

26 May 2022

Free advice - Cost of Living Community Hub

Fridays: 3, 10, 17 & 24 June | Dickson Library
Drop-in for a visit with Care Mobile Debt Clinic, Services Australia, ActewAGL Staying Connected, Icon Water and/or a Justice of the Peace. These host organisations will be available to provide support and advice on your income and expenses, including your energy and water bills, your government benefits and your concessions.

Bookings not required