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.
Library members can access digital content via the online library catalogue, eLibCat, to find e-books, audiobooks, digital magazines, music and digital films.
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.
Joining a library
Library membership is free to Council ratepayers and anyone who lives, works or studies in Brisbane.
Renewing your book
You can renew Council library items in person, over the phone, through the library catalogue (eLibCat) or the BNELibraries app.
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.
Hiring meeting rooms
Council has well-equipped meeting rooms available for hire in most libraries.
The Pop-up Library visits seven parks across Brisbane on a fortnightly schedule. During each of these visits, library staff host interactive First 5 Forever children’s storytime sessions.
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Bracken Ridge Library
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