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...

Library branches closed

Our nine public library branches as well as the ACT Heritage Library are closed.

If you need to access essential services such as computers/printers call us on 6205 9000. Access to these services is only available at the Woden, Dickson and Gungahlin branches by pre-arranged bookings.

Items currently on loan have had their due dates extended until the end of April 2020. Library chutes are open as per normal operating hours and items can be renewed online or by phone.

Click through for more advice relating to novel coronavirus and Libraries ACT

02 Apr 2020

Questions & Answers about Libraries ACT and COVID-19

Here are some answers to the most common questions we have been asked about being closed, and the current services we can and can't provide.

30 Mar 2020

New Online Storytimes

We're excited to bring you online story times with library staff sharing some of their favourite Australian picture books.

30 Mar 2020


A new eResource to introduce young kids to the fundamentals of coding. They will have a blast learning how to create, run and debug simple programs via tutorials, challenges and projects.

30 Mar 2020

2020 Reading Challenge

Are you up for our reading challenge? It’s not a competition – unless you make it one - but it is a great way to kickstart your discovery of new books.