Brisbane City Council is dedicated to a liveable city, creating more leisure options and better facilities and venues for all ages to enjoy. Council libraries provide a wide range of services including book clubs, reading programs, computer training, events and workshops. Visit your local library to join, renew or borrow books, and use the many resources on offer.
Search for books, music, ebooks, magazines, movies and more. Databases, online encyclopaedias and dictionaries are also available through the catalogue.
Renewing your book
You can renew Council library items in person, over the phone, through the library catalogue (eLibCat) or the BNELibraries app.
Joining a library
Library membership is free to Council ratepayers and anyone who lives, works or studies in Brisbane.
What's On at our libraries
There are a huge range of activities, live streams, workshops and more on offer. See what's happening at a library near you.
Facilities and services
You can do more than borrow books at Council libraries. Our libraries offer a variety of facilities and services, including free internet access, home library service and meeting room hire.
2020 Christmas Goodwill Appeal
Get into the spirit of giving this Christmas by donating select food items at your local Council library.
The Pop-up Library visits selected parks in Brisbane three days per week. During each of these visits, library staff host interactive First 5 Forever children’s storytime sessions.
Our Summer Reading program combines reading and online library activities to help kids experience the joy of reading over the school holiday break.
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Bracken Ridge Library
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