Brisbane experiences

Brisbane Libraries

State Library of Queensland
Next to the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in the cultural precinct at South Bank, the State Library has fantastic facilities for everyone.
QUT library
Anyone can visit the library and use the reference materials and items on the shelves. If you want to borrow (unless you are studying or working at QUT) you need to become an associate member.
Griffith University
The public can also use the resources of all Griffith University libraries by paying for membership.
UQ library
It is free for the general public to use any of the on-site collections. There are branches at St Lucia, Ipswich and Gatton (plus the teaching hospitals). The general public can borrow from University of Queensland but it is not cheap.
Mount Coot-tha Council library
Specialises in resources relevant to astronomy and plants

Supreme Court Library
A specialised law library with extensive printed and online legal resources. It is open to people in the legal profession, students and litigants in person (people defending their own case). Open weekdays 9am – 5pm in Brisbane’s Supreme Court Building.
Brisbane City Council libraries
Brisbane Square
Garden City
Mt Coot-tha
All Brisbane City Council libraries are open on Saturdays. There are 33 libraries, plus a mobile service to outlying areas.
Brisbane Square library
Council's library in the CBD. It has an automated book shelving machine, great facilities including lounging chairs, listening stations and public meeting rooms. There’s a well-designed children’s section and windows with views across the river.

Once you have a library card, borrow from any Council library. Children can get their own library cards too. All card holders can borrow up to 20 items for one month
You can return your Council items to any library, regardless of which branch you borrowed it from. There are events at the libraries, such as shows, talks and book clubs.

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