Libraries ACT

Welcome to Libraries ACT, where our online services are always open.

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Welcome to the traditional land of the Ngunnawal people and your library by Aunty Violet Sheridan

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Enjoy free access to all the great services and resources we have online and in branches.

Be Covid Safe when visiting libraries

We are open regular hours. Check for Covid updates, including free RATs for concession holders.

09 Nov 2022

IMAGiNE 2030: What We Heard Report

IMAGiNE 2030: What We Heard Report
After months of hosting workshops for the Libraries ACT co-design project: IMAGiNE 2030, we have put the community's feedback into a report to show you what we discovered and what the community wants!

26 Sep 2022

Don't miss our buzzing School Holiday program

24 September – 8 October
We’ve got a buzzing hive of #FreePrograms to keep all ages entertained. Minecraft, Dungeons & Dragons, slow fashion, Technic LEGO®, Electronic Art, drag make-up workshops, and more.

Book now

26 Sep 2022

Libraries ACT at Floriade 2022

9:30am-12:30pm, Every Wednesday | Floriade
Floriade is back and we’re excited to take some of our most popular children’s programs to celebrate among the blooms.

Check out what’s on and when

26 Sep 2022

Help find Floyd's family

Competition ends Wednesday 28 September
Help Floriade’s mascot, Floyd the pink garden gnome, find his lost family members. There are special prizes up for grabs. Word is some are quite the Library Lovers.

Read more about the competition

17 Sep 2022

True crime author talk & CIT 'Crime Scene House' tour

Tue 20 September | CIT Bruce Campus
Into true crime or CSI stories, shows or podcasts? Don’t miss the inside scoop on ‘A Witness of Fact’ from author Drew Rooke, plus an exclusive tour of Canberra’s own forensic science learning facility.

Book your spot to meet Drew Rooke

11 Aug 2022

Special movie screening in honour of Olivia Newton-John

1:30pm, Sat 13 August 2022 | Woden Library
Are you a hopelessly devoted fan of Sandy and Danny? Or does your ride go like greased lightning? In honour of Olivia Newton-John, join us for a special screening of the much-loved musical romantic comedy movie she is best known for.

Book now for free

10 Aug 2022

Free RATs for concession card holders your public library

From 9 August 2022 | Various Branches
If you are feeling well and don't have COVID-19 symptoms, you can now pick up free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (RATs) from our library branches. You will need to show your concession card

Find out more

10 Aug 2022

We've got you covered for Book Week

20-26 August 2022 | Various Branches
Oh no, do you need a kids costume for Book Week? Never fear, ACT NoWaste are joining us to give you tips, tricks and ideas for creating costumes with things around the house. Plus, there's no better time for Story Time at the library than Book Week. Make sure you book in to catch special guest reader Jodie Griffiths-Cook at Kippax and Gungahlin.

Check out what's on for Book Week