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 libraries.

The State Library of Queensland is definitely a bookworm's paradise

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 references.

brisbane libraries
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

(for genealogy), 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.

The 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.