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...

We're easing some restrictions at our libraries

All our libraries, including the ACT Heritage Library, are currently open regular hours.

Some services are limited or changed so we can continue to protect the community and our staff, including the Access Canberra Driver Licence Service at Civic Library remaining closed.

Some tables and chairs will be available in public spaces and visits to the library can be up to 120 minutes (2 hours). This means it is important we ask you to provide your name and phone number for contact tracing purposes each time you enter the library. You can use the Check In CBR app at our libraries.

If you are visiting any of our branches, please follow the important conditions we have set:

Click through for more information on these conditions and what services are available

23 Feb 2021

RBdigital migrating to Overdrive

Do you use RBdigital? This digital resource will migrate to the Overdrive platform on 17 March. You will be able to access digital magazine, eBook and eAudio book titles currently available through RBdigital by using Overdrive and its Libby app instead. Click through for more information.

09 Feb 2021

Woden Library upgrade

Construction is underway at Woden Library on a range of spaces for the community. Opening hours and services remain the same, however while work is underway, the library will be affected by noise. You are welcome to use our other branches to avoid the noise. Click through for more information.

11 Feb 2021

2021 Reading Challenge

Up for a challenge? Take our 2021 reading challenge. Read your way through the alphabet with titles, authors or subjects/genres that start with one of the letters of the alphabet. We've got some ideas to help get you started. Click through to browse them and start reading!

19 Jan 2021

Check out our first ever Story Walk

We're so excited to launch our Summer Story Walk! Starting from Belconnen Library, follow Erin-Claire Barrow’s retelling of Cinderella, with a page to read at each of the 10 stops along the walking route.

Click through to find out more and download the map, or pick up a map and chalk (while stocks last) from the library.

19 Jan 2021

A Summer of Wonder School Holidays

Keep your kids engaged & entertained all summer long! Conquer the summer reading challenge, learn to write a children's book with Ursula Duborsarsky and pick up the free activity book.

Join in the fun and magic with wand making, write a letter to the library fairies and go on a magical library hunt.

19 Jan 2021

Have you seen our Read Local author conversations series?

Coming up we have Felicity Volk, Karen Viggers, Nigel Featherstone & Kirsty Budding.

If you missed Robyn Cadwallader, Nicole Godwin, Jack Heath, Jeanine Leane, Donna Hosie, Zoya Patel, Kaaron Warren or Shane W Smith, watch them now!

19 Jan 2021

Is your child a library member?

Is your child aged between 0 and 5? Register them as a library member and get a free picture book to keep and discover what the library has to offer them and you (while stocks last, between 12 November 2020 and 14 February 2021). A special children's membership card is available.

09 Sep 2020

New Libraries ACT Digital Helpline

6207 7265 | 9.30am–5pm Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Do you or someone you know need help joining online or getting started with our FREE digital resources? While our branches are closed due to COVID-19, call 6207 7265 and one of our friendly staff will help take you step by step through what to do.