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@example.com or phone 8950 0555 if you have any questions
Click here to learn about the latest COVID updates from the Library below.
The Library is pleased to advise the community that as of the 28 September contact tracing will move to a voluntary basis for all visitors.
Contact tracing was a measure originally put in place due to COVID19 health obligations however, with more recent work done in collaboration with the NT Department of Health, the Library is working to be able to offer this on a voluntary basis going forward. Other COVID measures such as appropriate sanitation, staying home if unwell and physical distancing, 70 persons at one time, no food or drink and regular programs online will remain in place.
This includes entry requirements for visitors aged 15 to 11yrs will no longer be required to be accompanied by an adult for contact tracing requirement (10yrs and under do require adult supervision).
The Alice Springs Public Library is inclusive and vibrant space for all in our community and Council thanks the community for its patience during this period. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Note: These special measures have been put in place as a result of COVID-19. All information is correct as at 2.30pm Monday 21 September, 2020
It’s Spring Cleaning time @ your Library!
Alice Springs Public Library wishes to continue delivering excellent customer service and support to its patrons and so is altering opening hours to enable staff to conduct weekday Spring Cleaning.
Starting Monday 31 August, the Library’s revised weekday opening times are:
Monday to Friday, 10am – 1pm / 3pm-6pm (closed 1pm-3pm).
These times will remain in place until otherwise advised.
No changes to weekend hours – the Library is still open 10am – 1pm every Saturday and Sunday!
Library staff wish to thank the community for your continued support and understanding.
Do you remember when the new Alice Springs Public Library was built?
It’s almost forty years since Alice Springs Public Library opened on the corner of Gregory and Leichhardt Terraces beside the Civic Centre. On 19 October 1980 Mayor George Smith officially declared the new library building open, which was named the Nevil Shute Memorial Library in honour of the writer whose passion for Alice Springs brought it international renown.
To celebrate this anniversary and the unique role the library plays in Alice Springs life, we are compiling a 40th ‘Birthday Book’. The Alice Springs Public Library has not only changed its location, and grown in size and facilities over time. It’s become a hub where a broad mix of community groups, out-of-towners and tourists come to relax and mingle, browse magazines and borrow books, watch John Wayne DVDs, use computers and the internet, research in our historical collections.
The 40th Birthday Book will celebrate how the Alice Springs Public Library has evolved over the past four decades, adapting to technological change and responding to our diverse community. We are keen to include contributions from our loyal patrons in the Birthday Book. Please get in touch with us if you’d like to share any of the following concerning the library’s history:
- Newspaper or other articles
Or if you’d like to jot down your memories of the library and email them to us via firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
We’re also interested in any memories or memorabilia you might have from when the library was on Hartley Street (below) in 1958 – 80 or even earlier on Todd Street in 1953 – 58.
NEW! Story Box Library
Imagine the best stories being read aloud to you by our favourite storytellers – well that’s Story Box Library!
Click here to access Story Box Library FREE with your Alice Springs Public Library membership card.
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