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.
Stage 3 Library reopening begins on Tuesday 9 of June.
Stage 3 includes:
• New opening hours
Mon-Fri | 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun | 10am-1pm
• 70 people limit
• 30 minute public computer limit
• 1.5 metre physical distancing
• Strict hand hygiene
• No food or drink
• Patrons 15 years and under must be accompanied by a parent/responsible adult
• Regular programs remain online
Thank you for helping to keep our community and staff safe.
Please contact the library via firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8950 0555 if you have any questions
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 email@example.com, 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.
Introducing a new suite of support services, Ask the Library!
- Spoken English – Do you want to practice your English one on one once a week? or just get some quick help understanding a form, a job application, or a test? Ask the library!
- Internet Support – Do you need help filling out forms on the computer? Accessing centrelink? Buying phone credit? Making an online food order? call us!
- Library Linkup – Feeling isolated? Wish you had someone to talk to? Library Linkup will pair volunteers and customers to catch up with a regular phone call – chat about anything and everything!
- Read & Write – Would you like some help with reading and writing? Ask the library! Call us and we can organise a tutor to help you.
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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