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Independent Reading Groups 2015

19 September 2014

Applications are now open for independent reading groups wishing to apply to use selected titles from the Libraries ACT collection. Get your applications in quick as titles are in great demand!

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Meet author Graeme Simsion

15 September 2014

Meet Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project. He'll be at Belconnen Library talking about the sequel, The Rosie Effect, at 12.30 pm on Tuesday 14 October. Bookings are essential and places...

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Library website unavailable

8 September 2014

The library website will be unavailable between 11 pm Wednesday 10 September and 3 am Thursday 11 September due to essential maintenance. The library catalogue can still be accessed via the direct...

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Closed for Public Holidays

29 August 2014

All library branches and the mobile library will be closed for the Family and Community Day public holiday, Monday 29 September 2014, and the Labor Day public holiday, Monday 06 October 2014.

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Christmas Book Appeal

26 August 2014

LAST CHANCE: Support disadvantaged children by giving them a book to own, nourishing their love of reading. Do this by donating new books at any Libraries ACT branch this August.

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Win two tickets to Bell Shakespeare's The Dream

22 August 2014

Bell Shakespeare has provided Libraries ACT with a double-pass to give away to the evening session of The Dream next Friday 29 August at the Canberra Theatre Centre. Write an original haiku...

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Online catalogue temporarily down

21 August 2014

We're currently experiencing a problem with our online catalogue and staff are working to fix it as soon as possible. If you need to renew items while that happens you can phone the library to...

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Read for pleasure and share a book for The Reading Hour

15 August 2014

Share a book! Reading can be incredibly fun and rewarding no matter how old you are. Sharing a book with your child, ten minutes a day, an hour a week will help prepare them success later in life....

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Online catalogue and PC reservations unavailable

8 August 2014

On Sunday 10 August Libraries ACT’s online catalogue and PC reservations will be unavailable for approximately half an hour commencing at 9.55 am. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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COOL Awards 2014

7 August 2014

The shortlist for the Canberra’s Own Outstanding List Awards has been released. If you are in years K-9 now is the time to start reading so you can vote for your favourite Aussie Children's...

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Changes to loans policy effective 1 March 2014

30 July 2014

From 1 March 2014, changes to the library loans policy have come into effect. This follows a review of the existing policy which indicated the need for penalties which are considered reasonable and...

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JP services unavailable Saturday 26 July

17 July 2014

JP services at Erindale will be unavailable on Saturday 26 July. A list of JP services is available on

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Book clubs survey 2014

14 July 2014

We know there are many book clubs in Canberra and want to know more about them. Please take a few minutes to complete our survey which includes questions about your book club experience, the types...

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Important information for library members about PINs

18 March 2014

Library members who use the My Account section of Libraries ACT’s website to extend loans, reserve items, access e-resources or check on current loans are being urged to update their PIN if they have...