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...

Please use Check In CBR when you visit the library

All our libraries, including the ACT Heritage Library, are open regular hours. Visits to the library can be up to 120 minutes (2 hours). Library programs in person and community room hire have restarted.

Use of the Check In CBR app is mandatory whenever you visit the library (it's now mandatory at businesses, venues and facilities across the ACT). Please ask staff if you need help, or do not have a device to check in on.

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

24 May 2021

New Story Walk for National Reconciliation Week

27 May - 3 June | Kippax
As part of Tracks to Reconciliation we're excited to bring you a brand new Story Walk for National Reconciliation Week. Don't miss this story of friendship, unfairness and a vote for hope, Say Yes by Jennifer Castles.

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11 May 2021

An intergalactic National Simultaneous Storytime in 2021

19 May 2021 | Civic Square
This year is going to be out of this world. Don't miss astronaut, Dr Shannon Walker, read Give Me Some Space! by Philip Bunting from the International Space Station. Watch it all happen on the big screen in Civic Square.

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Book now!

06 May 2021

Tree Week with Libraries ACT

Sat 1–Sun 9 May 2021
Learn, create, discover, and be inspired by the beauty of Canberra’s trees at a variety of tree themed events across Canberra. Don't miss our newest Story Walk at the Arboretum, book signing by local author Tania McCartney, and fun themed activities we have in our branches.

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03 May 2021

Don't miss new Story Walk @ The Arboretum

1-9 May | National Arboretum Canberra
To celebrate tree week follow our a brand new Story Walk with spectacular views across Canberra. Fall in love with beloved author/illustrator May Gibbs all over again with the beautiful story and illustrations of Mamie by talented local author Tania McCartney.

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28 Apr 2021

In-person programs restarting

From 27 April
Get excited!!! We are starting up some of our most popular in-person programs. Have you missed Giggle & Wiggle, Story Times & English Conversation Classes? These are COVID-safe events, so you must book & follow the COVID-safe requirements.

Book now!

09 Feb 2021

Woden Library upgrade

Construction is underway at Woden Library on a range of spaces for the community. Opening hours and services remain the same, however while work is underway, the library will be affected by noise. You are welcome to use our other branches to avoid the noise. Click through for more information.

11 Feb 2021

2021 Reading Challenge

Up for a challenge? Take our 2021 reading challenge. Read your way through the alphabet with titles, authors or subjects/genres that start with one of the letters of the alphabet. We've got some ideas to help get you started. Click through to browse them and start reading!

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.