Alice Springs Public Library

The Alice Springs Pub­lic Library is tem­porar­i­ly CLOSED.

Council’s COVID-19 response as at 23 March 2020.

Alice Springs Town Coun­cil wish­es to advise the com­mu­ni­ty that, in line with pub­lic health advice, the Alice Spring Pub­lic Library will cease oper­a­tions from Tues­day 24 March 2020 until fur­ther notice. The Alice Springs Aquat­ic & Leisure Cen­tre has also ceased oper­a­tion as at 12noon, Mon­day 23 March 2020.

The safe­ty of our com­mu­ni­ty is Council’s num­ber one pri­or­i­ty. As such, Coun­cil has imple­ment­ed a range of mea­sures based on the advice of the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment, the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Depart­ment of Health, and the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Chief Min­is­ter in regard to a com­mu­ni­ty response to COVID-19” said CEO Robert Jennings.

At this stage, non-essen­tial Coun­cil events for March, April and May 2020 have been CAN­CELLED. This includes: Twi­light in the Mall, Mul­ti­cul­tur­al Fit­ness month, Danc­ing with Demen­tia, YAG Recy­cled Art launch (exhi­bi­tion logis­tics TBA), Library Book Sale, Anzac Day Dawn Ser­vice, 12hour Swim, April Night Mar­kets, Big Day Out in Har­mo­ny, Pets On Parade, Nation­al Simul­ta­ne­ous Sto­ry­time, and the Sat­ur­day morn­ing Heart Walk. Coun­cil is eval­u­at­ing its oth­er upcom­ing events and will advise the com­mu­ni­ty in due course.

Last week, Coun­cil advised that it would sus­pend all cur­rent (includ­ing exter­nal­ly led) pro­grams and events at the Library. This includes the reg­u­lar pro­grams such as Lego Club, Preschool Sto­ry­time, STEAM Club, Con­nect to Tech, Baby Rhyme Time, School Hol­i­days Pro­grams and Sto­ry­book Sat­ur­day from Tues­day, 17 March 2020.
Coun­cil is also look­ing at how to best man­age and con­duct its meet­ings over the com­ing months, includ­ing the use of tele­con­fer­enc­ing facil­i­ties.
The NT Government’s Emer­gency Oper­a­tion Cen­tre has been set up in Alice Springs to mon­i­tor and man­age COVID-19 across the Bark­ly and South­ern regions. Coun­cil is rep­re­sent­ed on this group and con­tin­ues to work with all key stake­hold­ers to con­duct and coor­di­nate respons­es to ensure the health of all Territorians.

Coun­cil reminds all com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to stay up to date with offi­cial and accu­rate sources:
https://​securent​.nt​.gov​.au/ or https://​coro​n​avirus​.nt​.gov​.au/ or https://​www​.health​.gov​.au/.

Note: These spe­cial mea­sures have been put in place as a result of COVID-19. All infor­ma­tion is cor­rect as at 3pm Mon­day 23 March, 2020.

Library Open­ing Hours:

The Alice Springs Pub­lic Library is tem­porar­i­ly CLOSED

Con­tact us

Library staff are avail­able via the below num­ber or email to answer your ques­tions. Please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us between 9 am — 5 pm Mon­day to Friday.

Phone (08) 8950 0555


Cor­ner of Leich­hardt Ter­race and Gre­go­ry Terrace

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About Alice Springs Pub­lic Library

Alice Springs Pub­lic Library is an essen­tial part of the Cen­tral Aus­tralian community.

A vibrant hub for peo­ple to meet, hang out, work, play, study, learn and attend a vast array of events, the library wel­comes every­one to enjoy its relaxed atmos­phere and exten­sive collection.

With more than 120,000 vis­i­tors per year and hous­ing the com­pre­hen­sive his­tor­i­cal Alice Springs Col­lec­tion, the library is a must for locals and visitors.

We’re in the CBD on the cor­ner of Gre­go­ry Ter­race and Leich­hardt Terrace.

You can find more infor­ma­tion about the library sys­tem and cat­a­logue by click­ing here.

Please call or email us if you would like any help.