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.


Join the Library Online

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...

Be COVID Safe

Erindale and Civic Libraries will be closed to the public from Sunday 16 January to 31 January inclusive. These arrangements are to help provide continuity of service while managing the impact of COVID-19, and will be reviewed at the end of January.

Our other public libraries are operating regular hours, except for evenings.

The ACT Heritage Library currently has interim opening hours and will be closed to the public on Mondays and Fridays.

Wearing a face mask is mandatory when visiting the library.

You can visit the library for as long as you want during opening hours.

Thank you for your patience.

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23 Dec 2021
News

Wishing you a happy festive season

Holiday hours
We hope you have a happy and safe holiday and look forward to seeing you at the library in 2022. Please click through for our opening hours over the Christmas and New Year period.

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29 Dec 2021
News

Most popular items in 2021

Online and in person

How many of our 2021 most popular items have you read, listened to or watched? Crime, mystery and thrillers are popular, as are science fiction movies. There's also just one author who has written all of the top 5 most popular junior fiction books.
Browse the lists

16 Dec 2021
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Woden Library Community Spaces Photo Gallery

Woden
We're pleased to share a look at the new community spaces at Woden Library. The Life Lab offers a flexible space for learning activities, speakers, and movement. The Haven is for quiet relaxation, study and reading. The Gathering is for collaboration, and the Hive includes a recording and rehearsal studio and podcast suite. Bookings for these spaces will open from early 2022.

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07 Dec 2021
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The Big Summer read

Online and in person
We're thrilled to join our friends in Victoria for their Big Summer Read program! It runs throughout December 2021 and January 2022. Being a part of the fun is super easy, download the Beanstack Tracker app and register. Track your progress with the app and earn digital badges as rewards for reaching reading milestones. We've got some reading recommendations too.

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07 Dec 2021
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Untapped

Online
We're excited to be part of Untapped: The Australian Literary Heritage Project. It offers eBook access to more than 150 titles which have been out of print. They're all written by Australian literary giants and popular authors. You can browse and borrow these titles using your Libraries ACT membership and the Libby app or Overdrive website.

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01 Nov 2021
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November is busy

Online
Throughout November we have online programs galore. There are two sessions with speech pathologists about children's language development, and lots of author talks. All will be streamed online. Please click through to browse details including: Tobias Madden, Laura Greaves, and Jacquie Byron.

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18 Oct 2021
News

Chris Hammer author talk

Online
Tune in live on Tuesday 19 October at 7 pm to hear Canberra author Chris Hammer discuss his new, stand-alone thriller, Treasure & Dirt. It throws you into the dangerous world of opal thieves, religious fanatics, billionaires and a horrific crime all within the opening pages!

Watch live online

29 Sep 2021
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Tom Keneally author talk

Online
Tune in live on Saturday 9 October at 2 pm to hear Tom Keneally discuss his recently released novel, Corporal Hitler's Pistol. "How did Corporal Hitler's Luger from the First World War end up being the weapon that killed an IRA turncoat in Kempsey, New South Wales, in 1933?"

Watch live online