Television, computer and internet facilities

Libraries to expand person limits and services

All 33 Council libraries will allow up to 20 people inside a library.

To observe the limit of 20 people at any one time and minimise waiting time, customers are only able to: 

  • access and browse the library collections – customers will be asked to sanitise their hands before handling any collection items on the shelves
  • limited internet access with 15-minute express sessions. Printing and mobile printing services are available
  • return borrowed items through after-hours returns chutes 
  • pick-up holds when ready for collection – no hold fees apply.

The number of people permitted within individual libraries at any one time will be contingent on: 

  • floor size  
  • configuration of different spaces 
  • distances between shelving, joinery, furniture, computers and service areas 
  • paths of travel within each library.

Find out more.

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


Several Council libraries display televisions for public viewing. In addition, you can book two DVD pods to watch Foxtel or free-to-air television in Brisbane Square Library.

Libraries with display televisions for public viewing.
Library Types of programs for public display
Banyo Library News, sport 
Brisbane Square Library  News, sport, content for young people 
Carindale Library News, sport 
Chermside Library News, sport 
Coopers Plains Library News, sport
Garden City Library  News, sport 
Grange Library News, sport
Indooroopilly Library  News, sport 
Kenmore Library (two screens)  News, sport 
Mitchelton Library News, sport 
Sunnybank Hills Library News, sport 

Internet access

To book a computer at a library:

  • use Council's computer reservation service
  • phone Council on 07 3403 8888
  • phone the National Relay Service on 133 677 (or 133 NRS), a user-friendly service for people with speech impairment, hearing impairment or deafness.

Wireless access 

Wireless internet access is available to library members in all Council libraries during opening hours.

You do not need a booking to use the internet if you bring your wireless enabled laptop to the library.


You can attend a range of computer and device training courses at Council libraries free of charge. For times and locations of these courses, ask library staff. Alternatively check the library events calendar and search for events by library.

Learning lounge

The learning lounge is free and allows for longer computer and online access. This area is for specific learning or research needs, rather than general internet or email. The facility is available for library members to use individually or in groups.

The learning lounge is located at Brisbane Square Library.

Learning lounge conditions of use

In a learning lounge you can:

  • access online resources, including computer tutorials and full text databases
  • complete study, homework and further education
  • do business, education or private research
  • make job and other government or business applications
  • access specialist software.

Learning lounge computer bookings

The requirements for booking a learning lounge computer are:

  • you must have Brisbane City Council library membership
  • residents from reciprocal Councils can use public internet computer facilities if they have Brisbane City Council library membership (reciprocal membership arrangement)
  • maximum booking is a limit of two hours per day
  • you can book up to one week in advance
  • book your session with library staff by phone or in person at a Council library
  • you must accept the internet use guidelines at the start of the session.

Word processing

Word processing services are free to all library members and are available at all Council libraries. You can use CD/DVD-ROMs and USB memory sticks in these computers (floppy disks are no longer supported).

To book a computer, refer to internet access.

Last updated:2 June 2020