Libraries | Brisbane City Council

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.

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Library membership is free to Brisbane ratepayers and anyone who lives, works or studies in Brisbane. Join a Council library today!


Council libraries offer a comprehensive range of free technology workshops and sessions for people of all ages and skill levels.


The upgrade project commenced in mid-October 2017 and is planned for completion in early 2018. 


Council’s Pop-up Library is designed to bring the joy of reading to residents at community events, festivals and selected parks across the city.


Council is creating lifestyle and leisure opportunities to give you more places to go and things to do across our great city.


Borrow from a collection of over 6000 items as well as access the wider library collection of over 1.4 million items.


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


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

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.


Find a library near you

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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