Libraries in Brisbane
If you don't have anything to do for the day after a long
day of camping in the forest and parks of Brisbane, then do
something productive and hit any of Brisbane's libraries and
lift a book or two. Destroy the notion that reading is
exclusive for the nerds, feed your mind. Help yourself gain
information and discover more about relatively anything
under the sun.
Those you think as unsolicited information
will always help you, remember that. So hit the streets and
start walking to the direction of the nearest library in
your places, whether it could the State Library of
Queensland or any of the university, corporate or specialist
The State Library of Queensland is definitely a bookworm's
which consists of a wide collection of books, journals,
government publications and magazines. Search for the oldest
newspapers or rare books and the state library most probably
have them. Look for manuscripts, archives, maps and other
|Aside from the
usual fun of recreational reading you can also visit
exhibitions, watch films and do your most valuable research.
You may be amazed
that the resources in the libraries of the
three universities in Brisbane are free for the public to
use. The Queensland University of Technology requires
non-students and workers to become an associate member
before one is permitted to borrow. Queensland University
Technology's five libraries include: Caboolture, Carseldine,
Kelvin Grove, Gardens Point and the Law Library. Griffith
University Library also requires non-students to register as
members before they can borrow books and other resources.
University of Queensland's libraries, on the other hand, are
free for the general public to use however lending is priced
at a higher rate. The university has libraries at St. Lucia,
Ipswich, Gatton, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital,
Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mater Hospital.
The following are specialist libraries in Brisbane:
Department of Natural Resources and Water Libraries,
Queensland Family History Society Library
Mount Coot-tha Council Library (for plants and astronomy)
and Supreme Court Library (for law materials).
There are 32 city council libraries in Brisbane. The list
includes: Annerley (Ipswich Road), Banyo (St. Vincents
Road), Chermside (Hamilton Road),
Everton Park (South Pine
Road), Garden City Library (Logan and Kessels Road),
Indooroopilly, Mt Coot-tha (Toowong) and a lot more.
city also boasts the Brisbane Square Library, being the
newest Council Library and having some of the latest
facilities including lounging
chairs, listening stations,
children's section and public meeting rooms.