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.

26 Jan 2020

We are closed for the Australia Day Public Holiday

All our libraries will be closed for the Australia Day public holiday on Monday 27 January. We are open normal operating hours on Sunday 26 January for branches that are open on Sundays. This includes Belconnen, Dickson, Gungahlin, Tuggeranong and Woden branches. Come and visit this weekend to stock up on good holiday reading material!

20 Jan 2020

Temporary E (Emergency) Library Membership

To support those people who have been evacuated from their homes interstate due to the bushfires, we are offering a special library membership. If you have been evacuated and want to join the library, please speak to staff and show proof of identity and usual residence if you are able to. Please click the title link for more information and what you can access.

08 Jan 2020

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

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.