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...

We're easing some restrictions at our libraries

All our libraries, including the ACT Heritage Library, are currently open regular hours.

Some services are limited or changed so we can continue to protect the community and our staff, including the Access Canberra Driver Licence Service at Civic Library remaining closed.

Some tables and chairs will be available in public spaces and visits to the library can be up to 60 minutes. This means it is important we ask you to provide your name and phone number for contact tracing purposes each time you enter the library.

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

23 Sep 2020

School holiday activities you can do at home

Kids can become a mad food scientist, explore the world of fossils and dinosaurs, get creative with storytelling and LEGO, and discover the world around them with Floriade Reimagined and the Little Listeners podcast. All activities that can be done from the comfort of your home. Click through for details.

11 Sep 2020

We're so excited to launch our new Read Local author conversations series!

We are kicking off with broadcaster/journalist Andrew Bell chatting with Shane W Smith, local award-winning graphic novelist, screenwriter and author of the fan-favourite Undad trilogy.

Watch it now!

09 Sep 2020

Floriade Reimagined with Libraries ACT

We’ve got lots for you and the kids to do together at home with us during Floriade Reimagined this spring. Make your own story stones, enjoy an interactive listening and imagining experience, go on a nature scavenger hunt, get creative with Floriade-inspired crafts, plus more.

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.