Libraries ACT

Welcome to our Corporate Site. We champion literacy, learning and the pleasure of reading and provide a safe and happy environment to our many users and friends.


Go to the NEW catalogue

Click through to go to the new site to search the catalogue, log into your account, book a computer, check out what's on and book into programs and events, and more.

You will need to login and renew or update your account, then accept the updated Conditions of membership and Privacy statement. Please check/complete all your details and options and create a new passphrase.

Help feed someone in need

We are welcoming donations of non-perishable food at Libraries ACT until 31 January 2020

All food will be donated to OzHarvest Canberra who provide food to more than 60 charities in the ACT. Please bring food items into any Libraries ACT branches (don’t put them through return chutes). Only non-perishable,
sealed food items (ie. tins and packets) will be accepted.

With no more overdue fines, these donations are being accepted for good will, rather than to reduce library charges.

08 Jan 2020
News

What's On in January

It's been a hot summer, so join us for a cool line up of programs to keep the kids and adults entertained. There's inspired story times featuring books with super cool characters like Zog and ACT's Chris the Sheep, and to help little ones get ready for their first day of school. Plus there's a fantabulous Ella inspired journal workshop and LEGO+Robotics fun. Help keep the mind chill with Zentangles mindfullness, enjoy great author talks and get help for young workers and writers needing editors.

08 Jan 2020
News

Most requested items 2019

The most requested items in 2019 had an interesting diversity in genres compared to 2018, which was mainly self-help and non-fiction. Popular themes for 2019 were crime/mystery, self-help/lifestyle, domestic fiction, biography/memoir, and book to movie links. Click through for the full top 5 most requested items lists.

21 Nov 2019
News

No more overdue fines

From 21 November, your account will be cleared of any outstanding charges, so you will start with zero $$ owing. Plus, no more overdue fines will be charged as we have a new way of managing overdue items. Click through for more information.

21 Nov 2019
News

Happy 50th Birthday Dickson Library

We're celebrating 50 years of Dickson Library! Join us on Saturday 30 November for a day of family activities. Come along for the whole day, or drop in and visit for a while to help us celebrate. Activities include: The Very Hungry Caterpillar is 50 story time, Left Lane Outreach Theatre, music of the 1960s, a National Trust Heritage Talk and Tour about the building’s design, a sausage sizzle, and more.