Branches and opening hours

All information is accurate at the time of publication, but may be subject to change. Please check again closer to the relevant period.

ACT Heritage Library Gungahlin Library
Belconnen Library Kingston Library
Civic Library Kippax Library
Dickson Library Tuggeranong Library
Erindale Library Woden Library

Opening Hours

Belconnen Library

12 Chandler Street, Belconnen ACT 2617

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 12.00- 4.00

Civic Library

Civic Square, London Circuit, Canberra City ACT 2600

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 Closed

Dickson Library

Dickson Shops (off Antill Street), Dickson ACT 2602

Dickson Library will be partially re-opening from Thursday 4th October 2018. More information.

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 8.00 10.00 - 4.00 12.00-4.00

Erindale Library

McBryde Crescent, Wanniassa ACT 2903

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 Closed

Gungahlin Library

Corner of Hibberson and Gozzard streets, Gungahlin ACT 2912

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 8.00 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 12.00-4.00

Kingston Library

52 Giles Street, Kingston ACT 2604

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 Closed 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 Closed

Kippax Library

Hardwick Crescent, Holt ACT 2615

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 Closed

Tuggeranong Library

Cowlishaw Street, Tuggeranong ACT 2900

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 12.00-4.00

Woden Library

Corinna Street, Phillip ACT 2606

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 8.00 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 5.30 10.00 - 4.00 12.00-4.00

ACT Heritage Library

1st Floor, Woden Library, Corinna Street, Phillip ACT 2606

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
10.00 - 5.00 10.00 - 5.00 10.00 - 5.00 10.00 - 5.00 10.00 - 5.00 10.00 - 4.00 Closed

Christmas 2018 / New Year 2019 holiday period

Library opening hours over the Christmas and New Year holidays are as follows:

  • Saturday 22 December 2018 – All branches open regular hours
  • Sunday 23 December 2018 – All branches open regular hours
  • Monday 24 December 2018 – All branches close at 2pm
  • Tuesday 25 December 2018 (Christmas Day public holiday) - All branches closed
  • Wednesday 26 December 2018 (Boxing Day public holiday) - All branches closed
  • Thursday 27 December 2018 (Commissioner’s Day public holiday) - All branches closed
  • Friday 28 December 2018 (Christmas shutdown) - Woden, Tuggeranong, Dickson and Gungahlin open 10 am – 4 pm (All other branches  closed)
  • Saturday 29 December 2018 - Woden, Tuggeranong, Dickson and Gungahlin open 10 am – 4 pm (All other branches closed)
  • Sunday 30 December 2018 - All branches closed
  • Monday 31 December 2018 (Christmas shutdown) - All branches closed
  • Tuesday 1 January 2019  (New Year’s Day public holiday) - All branches closed
  • Wednesday 2 January 2019 – All branches open and regular hours resume
  • Saturday 26 January 2019 (Australia Day) – All branches open regular hours
  • Monday 28 January 2019 (Australia Day public holiday for 26 January) – All branches closed

Return chutes

  • Between 2 pm Monday 24 December 2018 and 10 am Wednesday 2 January 2019, return chutes will ONLY be open at those libraries that are open (Woden, Tuggeranong, Dickson and Gungahlin) and ONLY during the hours they are open (10 am – 4 pm).
  • For safety and security reasons, chutes will be closed at all other times and at all other libraries between 2 pm Monday 24 December 2018 and 10 am Wednesday 2 January 2019.

Due dates and renewals

  • No items will be due for return between 21 December 2018 and 8  January 2018 (inclusive).
  • If you need a longer loan period because you will be away, please let us know and we will extend your loan period manually (except where items are requested by other members).
  • There will be no pre-due reminder or overdue notices sent between Friday 21 December 2018 and Friday 4 January 2019 (inclusive).
  • You can check due dates and if your books are not overdue or requested by anyone else, renewals can be made:
    • Online via My Account (log in using your library membership number and PIN).
    • By phoning 6205 9000 (except public holidays).

Online services

  • eResources and the library catalogue are available during this period.
  • Download eBooks and digital magazines. Try BorrowBox for great Australian and international eBooks and eAudio books and RBdigital for hundreds of eMagazines.
  • Learn a language using the Mango Languages app.
  • Download music tracks from Freegal.
  • Watch and listen to Story Box Library for kids.
  • Play educational games with Literacy Planet and Busy Things.
  • Please note that troubleshooting help for eResources is not available during the holiday period, except for any assistance able to be given by staff in branches.

Closed for library planning day

All Libraries ACT branches and the ACT Heritage Library will be closed for the annual Libraries ACT Planning & Development Day. The date for 2019 is to be confirmed.

This includes the Home Library Service and ACT Heritage Library, as well as the Access Canberra driver license service located at Civic Library and Archives ACT located upstairs at Woden Library. Regular programs will not run on this day, including story time and Giggle & Wiggle sessions.

All online services will still be available, including searching, requesting and renewing items online. Items can be returned using the return chutes located outside each Libraries ACT branch.

It is important that all Libraries ACT staff come together for one day a year and have an opportunity to contribute to planning future services, programs and initiatives. Due to the seven day per week operation of libraries, this is the only way library staff can meet together for this purpose.