ACT Heritage Library

ACT Heritage Library

The ACT Heritage Library helps tell the stories of Canberra and its people. We collect, preserve, promote and provide access to the documents that record the lives of Canberrans at home and in the wider community.

We encourage relevant donations to our collection.

COVID-19 collecting by the ACT Heritage Library

The ACT Heritage Library would like to capture the lived experiences of members of the Canberra and surrounding community by developing a COVID-19 Community Archive that documents Canberrans’ lives during this unprecedented time in our history.

We are asking for your help in collecting records that document your life in ACT during the COVID-19 pandemic. It can be as simple as collecting posters, flyers and mail-outs appearing in our local neighbourhoods; keeping a journal that documents your lived experiences as you work from home, learn from home, and socially isolate; taking photographs of your local community as it adapts to the changes required to keep us all safe.

All these items provide invaluable information about this significant event as it affects our community. We appreciate your help in preserving this material.

Find out how to contribute to the ACT COVID-19 Community Archive here.

The ACT Heritage Library has moved

The ACT Heritage Library has moved to 255 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick and we're excited about the new opportunities this offers for the history and heritage community.

Our new opening hours are 9.30am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm on Saturday.

Some free parking is available nearby and unmetered 2 hour parking is adjacent to 255 Canberra Avenue, Fyshwick. The bus which services this address is Route 2.

The ACT Heritage Library lending collection may be borrowed from the new location, or requested for delivery to your nearest public library branch. Returns of these items are via any ACT public library branch. You are also able to have your requested items sent to Fyshwick for easy collection.

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