Council libraries provide a wide range of services including book clubs, reading programs, computer training and events and workshops. Find out about your local library and its opening hours, facilities and services, how to join and borrow books, magazines and online resources and lots more.

Quick links

eBooks and downloads

Did you know your library membership gives you access to various eBooks and downloads sites?

Library events

Find a library event to suit you. There's something for everyone.

Chermside Library temporary relocation

Chermside Library has relocated to a temporary location at the North Regional Business Centre. 

The Autograph Collection

The Autograph Collection is a collection of famous and popular book titles, each personally signed by the book's author. 

12 February 2016
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013
Classics after five

Come and listen to Classics After Five with Harmonique - a Brisbane-based group with four-part harmonies.

13 February 2016
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013
Floral design

Learn the basics of creating a floral arrangement for home, gifts or function. For beginners. Bookings required.

13 February 2016
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013
Learn to grow herbs

Learn how to grow everything from foliage herbs like thyme, to tuberous ginger, plus more exotic flavours like laksa leaf. Bookings required.

18 February 2016
Created by potrace 1.11, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2013
Photography seminar

Bring your camera and questions for presenter Norm Whyte at this session at Everton Park Library. Bookings required.

Find what you need

Library catalogue

Browse the catalogue; reserve a computer; search databases and language collections; borrow eBooks; download music and magazines; view newspapers.

Locations and opening hours

Find your closest library, including information on opening hours. Also find the date, time and location of mobile library services in your area.

Renewing your library book

Learn how you can renew your library items in person, over the phone or online through the eLibCat system.

What's on at the library

Council libraries offer a range of free events, seminars, classes and workshops, including popular history and author talks.  Find out what's on in your area, including The Autograph Collection

Library facilities and services

Find out about computer and internet training, Brisbane's Digital Hub, as well as hiring library meetings rooms and more.

Book clubs

New members are welcome at Council libraries’ book clubs. You can join an existing club or start your own group.

Joining the library

Learn how to join Council libraries, borrow and return items, and find out about overdue fees and other charges.

Library collections and reference services

Council libraries offer a wide range of research and reference services and materials.

Hiring library meeting rooms

There are different types of library meeting rooms available around Brisbane. Find out the charges and how to hire them.

Brisbane City Archives

Find out the opening hours and which records are held by Archives and the Brisbane City Council libraries.

Subscribe to the Brisbane Libraries e-newsletter

Find out what's happening in Council libraries by subscribing to the Brisbane Libraries e-newsletter

Email a question

Send a reference question to a Council librarian. We will usually be able to answer your question within 48 hours.

Lost property

If you have left an item at a Brisbane City Council library, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.

Mobile library services

Council has a mobile library service. Find the date, time and location of mobile library services in your local area.


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Stay in the know

The Brisbane Libraries e-newsletter is a free bi-monthly publication produced by Council to showcase the latest library events and activities taking place around Brisbane. To find out what free events, classes, workshops and activities are on at your local library subscribe to the Brisbane Libraries e-newsletter, download the latest issue below, or view Council's library events calendar.

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