Library facilities and services

You can do more than borrow books at Brisbane City Council libraries.

Libraries offer a variety of facilities and services, including free internet access and free internet and computer training, as well as the hire of library meeting rooms.  Brisbane City Archives at Moorooka holds Council's archive records and can be accessed by the public during designated times.

""Borrowing e-books from the library

Council Library members can access digital content via the online library catalogue, eLibCat by using their library membership barcode number (displayed on the back of your library card) and PIN number.

""Collections and reference services

More than one million items are available for you to borrow from Council's libraries. The collection includes a wide range of current and popular reading material for all ages, in a range of formats.

""Television, computer and internet facilities

Council libraries offer free internet access and free internet and computer training courses for all library members. 

Several Council libraries have display televisions for public viewing.

""Hiring library meeting rooms

Council has well-equipped meeting rooms available for hire in most libraries and in Council's two environment centres.  Read more about meeting rooms types, hire charges and how to book a meeting room.

""Home library service

Council offers a free home library service to Brisbane residents who are unable to visit a library because of frailty, disability and long term illness.

The home library service selects reading and audio-visual materials for customers based on their interests or reading preferences. These items are delivered to homes across Brisbane on a monthly basis. For more information about eligibility for this service, contact your local library or phone Council.

""Brisbane City Archives

Brisbane City Archives is situated at Moorooka and is open to the public during designated opening hours or by appointment.  The collection includes Council documents from 1859 onwards.  Get more information.

""Lost property

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