Catalogue and Research
Current Opening Hours (as of Monday the 31st of August, 2020):
Mon-Fri | 10am – 1pm & 3pm-6pm (closed 1pm-3pm for Spring Cleaning).
Sat-Sun | 10am-1pm
Thank you for helping to keep our community and staff safe.
Please contact the library via [email protected]astc.nt.gov.au or phone 8950 0555 if you have any questions
Click here to learn about the latest COVID updates from the Library.
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.
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 [email protected]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 [email protected]astc.nt.gov.au or phone between 8am-6pm Monday-Friday.
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.