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...

Please use Check In CBR when you visit the library

All our libraries, including the ACT Heritage Library, are open regular hours. Visits to the library can be up to 120 minutes (2 hours).

Use of the Check In CBR app is mandatory whenever you visit the library (it's now mandatory at businesses, venues and facilities across the ACT). Please ask staff if you need help, or do not have a device to check in on.

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

20 Mar 2021

Let's go for a Story Walk - Gungahlin

We're so excited to bring a new Story Walk to the Celebrate Gungahlin Festival! Starting from Gungahlin Library, follow Maura Pierlot's The Trouble in Tune Town picture book, with a page to read at each stop.

Click through to find out more and download the map, or pick up a map from the library.

11 Mar 2021

Reimagine: 2021 Heritage Festival

Find out what's on at the ACT Heritage Library for the 38th annual Heritage Festival.

05 Mar 2021

The Art of the Story Circle: Exhibition open at ACT Heritage Library

10 years of collaborating with communities to create personal stories. Bookings required

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!

09 Sep 2020

New Trial Mystery Box Delivery Service

We’re so excited to launch a new trial Mystery Box delivery service! If your access to the library is currently impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, you can register to give this a try and tell us what you think. You pick your preferred genre and we’ll create a surprise Mystery Box just for you. Click through for all the details.

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, until the end of May 2021). A special children's membership card is available.