Public Library

The Tennant Creek Public Library is a free service provided by the Barkly Regional Council. Residents and visitors to Tennant Creek are welcome to make use of the library’s friendly services

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday:
9am-12pm; 1pm-5pm
Saturday: 10am - 12pm
Public Holidays: Closed

Joining the library

Easy .. for a free full membership, all we need is official proof of Tennant Creek residency and photo ID

Parents or Guardians of children under 18 are required to provide proof of identity and residency as per full membership on behalf of the child. Those aged less than 18 years but living independently need to provide proof of identity and residency as per full membership

Temporary Membership

For temporary residents of Tennant Creek who wish to borrow from the library a refundable security deposit of $50 and photo ID is required.

What can I borrow?

  • Books - Adult fiction, Young Adult and Junior fiction
  • Large print
  • Graphic novels
  • Non fiction and reference
  • Audio Books
  • DVDs
  • Music CDs
  • Audio books
  • Magazines and newspapers

To search the library's catalogue ... click on OR

If you wish to view your library records from your own computer, contact the library to arrange access

How much can I borrow?

You may borrow a maximum of 10 items

Loan periods

  • Books, audiobooks, music CDs, magazines – 4 weeks
  • DVDs – 1 week

After hours return chute

The return chute is located left of the front entrance to the library

Renewing items

All items can be renewed once, provided:

  • no-one else has requested the item
  • the item is not overdue.

You can renew items on the library catalogue or by contacting the library.

What can I use at the library?

  • Wireless internet access using your own laptop or device .. (non-members pay a small fee)
  • Computers - Internet access (non-members pay a small fee)
  • Newspapers
  • Photocopying or printing 40c per page
  • Fax

E-Information for library members

Library members have access to many online databases from the library or from their own computer. Encyclopaedias, health and business information, Australian and overseas newspapers, magazines and much more

Inter-library loans for library members

If a particular title is not available in our library, we can request it from another NT library on your behalf

Borrow Box - Fee downloadable eBooks and eAudiobooks

Library members can now access bestsellers free, across devices, online.
Download the free Borrow Box App from the Apple Store or Google Play, then select NT Public Libraries. Log into Borrow Box with your library card number and password.

Need a password or help? ... Phone 8962 0094 or email

Tennant Creek Collection

The Tennant Creek Collection is local history collected from the Barkly Regional Council area. Material in the collection includes books, journals, newspapers, pamphlets, posters, maps, cassettes, videotapes, oral histories, photographs, reports, community information and ephemera. The Tennant Creek Collection is available to anyone researching Northern Territory history. As material in the collection is of a valuable nature it may only be used in the library.

Do you have any material relevant for inclusion in the Tennant Creek Collection?
If so would you like to donate it so that it may be preserved within the collection? Perhaps you have old photographs or documents we could copy? Contact the Library on 8962 0094.

Tennant Creek Library is located on 41 Peko Road next to the Civic Centre.

Contact Us

Telephone: (08) 8962 0094 or 8962 0092
Fax: (08) 8962 3965