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...

Re-opening update

Three libraries will open limited hours from Wednesday 20 October 2021.

Gungahlin, Belconnen and Tuggeranong Libraries only will open:

  • Wednesday to Friday 10 am – 5.30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
  • Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm

All other public libraries and the ACT Heritage Library remain closed to visitors for now and return chutes remain closed at the closed libraries.

Due dates for all items have been extended until 30 November 2021. Reservations waiting for collection have also had their dates extended.

Digital resources and online programs are available.

Click through for more information.

18 Oct 2021

Chris Hammer author talk

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

Tom Keneally author talk

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

20 Sep 2021

Mystery Box and Home Library Service registrations open

We're happy to announce registrations are open again for our Mystery Box delivery service and the Home Library Service. Both will be contactless delivery only.

Register for Mystery Box

Register for Home Library Service (eligibility criteria apply)

16 Sep 2021

School holiday programs for the whole family

We have ways for the whole family to enjoy the school holidays including yoga, Zentangle drawing, creative writing workshops and spring gardening advice. Some programs are live and some are pre-recorded.

Browse programs

30 Aug 2021

Indigenous Literacy Day

1 September is Indigenous Literacy Day and you can celebrate by reading, watching, and listening to stories and songs including special videos from the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. 

Browse the activities, stories and more

27 Aug 2021

Too Busy Book Club

Join the Too Busy Book Club and read at YOUR leisure, enjoy a new title every month plus join our facebook discussion group and get all the goss, updates, discuss with other readers and maybe even the author!

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13 Aug 2021

Online Kids' Programs

If you're looking to keep your kids entertained while at home we have online programs for you to share. They include the popular Giggle and Wiggle, Story Time and Bilingual Story Time, with videos available to watch now.

Browse the programs

10 Aug 2021

Multicultural survey

Open until 10 September| Online
Are you a person whose first language is not English? Were you, or your parents, born outside of Australia? If so, we'd like to hear from you to help us inform our future services.

Complete the multicultural survey