Alice Springs Public Library

Catalogue and Research

The Library is open (with Stage 3 restric­tions in place).

The Library looks and feels dif­fer­ent. Please famil­iarise your­self with what Stage 3 will look like at the Library, below.

Click here to learn what Stage 3 entails.

Library Cat­a­logue

Our online cat­a­logue lets you search thou­sands of lend­ing and not-for-loan items in the Alice Springs Pub­lic Library Collection. 

Search­es can be con­duct­ed local­ly or Ter­ri­to­ry-wide via the NT Libraries Net­work collection.


Ref­er­ence services

Are you research­ing or look­ing for infor­ma­tion on some­thing par­tic­u­lar? Would you like some help to find the infor­ma­tion you need?

The library has a Ref­er­ence Librar­i­an who can help you find what you’re look­ing for. 

Requests can be emailed to library@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au


Alice Springs Spe­cial Collection

The Alice Springs Col­lec­tion is a spe­cial col­lec­tion of mate­ri­als which relate to the his­tor­i­cal, sci­en­tif­ic and cul­tur­al her­itage of Cen­tral Aus­tralia. It is a ref­er­ence col­lec­tion and items are not avail­able for loan but can be viewed in the Library dur­ing reg­u­lar open­ing hours. 

The Alice Springs Col­lec­tion also has a sig­nif­i­cant dig­i­tal col­lec­tion and holds edi­tions of the Cen­tralian Advo­cate, from 1947 – 2015, in PDF for­mat and over 6000 images, most of which are from the Cen­tral Aus­tralian His­tor­i­cal Images Col­lec­tion, on an intranet sys­tem avail­able on com­put­ers inside the col­lec­tion room.

Are you look­ing for infor­ma­tion on Cen­tral Aus­tralia? Ref­er­ence enquiries can be for­ward­ed to our Spe­cial Col­lec­tions Coor­di­na­tor via library@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au or phone between 8am-6pm Monday-Friday.


Online eLi­brary

Our doors may be tem­porar­i­ly shut but our online Libraries are always open!

Your Alice Springs Pub­lic Library mem­ber­ship enti­tles you free access to a wide range of items, includ­ing our FREE eLibrary.


Library & Archives NT

Locat­ed at Par­lia­ment House in Dar­win, the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Library is the pre­mier pub­lic research library focused on the his­to­ry and cul­ture of the North­ern Territory.

Search over 160,000 titles plus 40,000 elec­tron­ic resources through the cat­a­logue, or lose your­self in the dig­i­tal repos­i­to­ry for pho­tographs, digi­tised man­u­scripts and news­pa­pers through Ter­ri­to­ry Stories.