Current Opening Hours (as of Monday the 12 October 2020):
Mon-Fri | 10am — 6pm
Sat-Sun | 10am — 1pm
The Alice Springs Public Library – 2020 Community Survey
We want to hear your thoughts and ideas on what you want your Library to be. Your answers to the online survey will help us to understand how the community currently uses the Library, and how we might be able to expand or improve our services to better meet your needs in the future.
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes or less to complete, is confidential and voluntary.
You can access the survey online by going to the ASTC website under Community Surveys — or click HERE
The survey is open until Sunday, 29 November 2020.
Thank you for helping to shape the future of your Library – a vibrant hub for Alice Springs.
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
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 protected]astc.nt.gov.au, 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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