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 120 minutes (2 hours). 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. You can use the Check In CBR app at our libraries.

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

11 Nov 2020

Is your child a library member?

Is your child aged between 0 and 5? Register them as a library member and get a free picture book to keep and discover what the library has to offer them and you (while stocks last, between 12 November 2020 and 14 February 2021). A special children's membership card is available.

11 Nov 2020

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

We were honoured to recently have award-winning Wiradjuri writer, teacher, academic and essayist, Dr Jeanine Leane join us for an author conversation. Click through to listen and watch Canberra journalist, Louise Maher talk with Jeanine about coming from Wiradjuri land and memories of her childhood, which provided some inspiration for "Purple Threads".

06 Nov 2020

Speechie Library Talks

Would you like to help develop your child's language and literacy skills? Join us for an online speechie library talk and find out how you can support your child's language and literacy development at home.

03 Nov 2020

Celebrate Australia Reads with Libraries ACT

1-12 November
Help keep the brain active, reduce stress, get inspired and find joy in books with us, and the rest of Australia for Australia Reads. Take the pledge and register for the Australian Reading hour and read anything you like for 1 hour, anytime, anywhere on 12 November.