Advice relating to novel coronavirus

Advice relating to novel coronavirus and Libraries ACT

All branches reopening with regular hours from Tuesday 2 June

From Tuesday 2 June, all our libraries, including the ACT Heritage Library, will be open and operating regular hours. Some services are limited or changed so we can meet mandated restrictions.

We’re pleased to be able to take this next step in reopening the library, but still need to take precautions to protect the community and our staff and ask library users to follow important conditions.

Please keep your visit short (under 30 minutes). Physical distancing measures and building capacity limits will apply. If the library reaches its capacity, you will need to wait for someone to leave before you can enter. You must practise good hygiene and use hand sanitiser when entering.

Library staff will provide help, but only within physical distancing requirements.

You will be able to:

You will not be able to:

Please do not visit the library if you are feeling unwell, or have been in close contact with someone confirmed to have been infected with COVID-19, and was contagious at that time.

Services that remain suspended for now include:

Library members can continue to access eBooks, eAudio, digital magazines, Story Box Library and other Digital Resources on our website using their username/membership number and passphrase. If you need help using digital resources, or to join the library online, phone our digital helpline on 6207 7265.

Go to our Questions & Answers about Libraries ACT and COVID-19 page for answers to the most common questions we have been asked about being closed and reopening.

The ACT Government is making important information about COVID-19 available to Canberrans in twelve community languages here:

Arabic العربية

Hindi हिन्दी

Chinese (Simplified)  简体中文

Korean 한국어

Chinese (Traditional)  繁體中文

Spanish Español

Dari دری

Tamil தமிழ்

Farsi (Persian) فارسی

Urdu اردو

Greek Ελληνικά

Vietnamese Tiếng Việt

To access these translated information resources, as well as links to other language resources (including information from the Australian Government) please visit

The ACT Government continues to update the information available in these languages as new community messages about COVID-19 become available.