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...


Our public libraries and the ACT Heritage Library are operating regular opening hours. You can check opening hours on our website.

We'd love to see you at the library. You can visit for as long as you want during opening hours.

Wearing a face mask is encouraged, but not mandatory, when visiting the library.

Click through for more information.

03 Jul 2022

NAIDOC Week 2022

From 2 July 2022
We’re excited to have Larry Brandy bring his award-nominated book Wiradjuri Country to life and teach us about Wiradjuri culture as part of NAIDOC Week, as well as supporting the Community Sector NAIDOC Week Event on 5 July. Don’t miss the Welcome to Country and performances in Woden Town Square, plus badge-making, bush tucker demos, flower workshops, yarning circles and more at Woden Library.

Check out our NAIDOC events

24 Jun 2022

July School Holidays 2022

From 4th July 2022
The school holidays are here and we've got free activities for the whole family, from story times, to craft activities, writing workshops and even aeroplanes! So come down to your local library and see what's on.

See What's On

21 Jun 2022

Kids Lit Festival

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2022
Come down to the Library for an action packed weekend with activities for kids of all ages. We'll be reading, writing, rhyming, dancing, drawing and solving mysteries!

Book your session

26 May 2022

Free advice - Cost of Living Community Hub

Fridays: 3, 10, 17 & 24 June | Dickson Library
Drop-in for a visit with Care Mobile Debt Clinic, Services Australia, ActewAGL Staying Connected, Icon Water and/or a Justice of the Peace. These host organisations will be available to provide support and advice on your income and expenses, including your energy and water bills, your government benefits and your concessions.

Bookings not required

22 May 2022

Reconciliation 2022 with Libraries ACT

From 23 May 2022
Join us for Reconciliation Week activities both in branches and out & about. There’s plenty to learn, see and do, from Story Walks featuring Somebody’s Land at Kippax and the Arboretum, to Story time takeovers. You can decorate and add to a sea of hands display and enjoy story telling in the Arboretum gardens.

See What’s On

19 May 2022

National Simultaneous Story Time

Wednesday 25 May 2022
Come down to your local branch for National Simultaneous Story Time, on this special day, libraries all read the same book; Family Tree written by Josh Pyke and beautifully illustrated by Ronojoy Ghosh. It is a sweet, poetic story illustrating the themes of family, respect for the elderly, multiple generations, the changing seasons of life and taking care of our trees.

Book your session

13 Apr 2022

Online workshops - Help shape the library's future

Rescheduled to 18 May & 19 May 2022
Join a facilitated online conversation to share your ideas and help create the libraries of the future as places that meet changing community needs. Due to COVID, please note we have rescheduled the Community workshops sessions planned for 10 & 11 May.

Find out more and register for an online session

05 May 2022

Too Busy Book Club - The Islands by Emily Brugman

May 2022 | Online
Our 2 Busy Book Club members have voted and chosen The Islands by Emily Brugman for our May eBook read/ eAudiobook listen.
Join us for special 2BBC access, author talks, to share as much or as little as you want.

Join the 2BBC Facebook Group