Facilities and Services
Our five branches provide library services to more than 2000 people every month.
Our libraries provide access to a wide range of resources to entertain, inform and assist in daily living, with collections for adults, youth and children.
A meeting room is available at the St George Library, with tea and coffee facilities. Please contact St George Library staff on 4625 3375 for more information, or to make a booking.
Access is available to Internet, printing, photocopying and a diverse range of online resources. Contact your local library for more information.
St George Library Hub
The St George Library Hub will be a new 653m2 library building, incorporating both business and learning hubs, plus a forecourt, revitalised green spaces, a Country Universities Centre, and much more.
It will be equipped with a suite of modern technology to better deliver positive educational and business outcomes for people of the Balonne Shire.
The Library Hub development will also encompass refurbishment of the St George Cultural Centre annexe and façade.
How to Get Involved
Your library is a space for entertainment, discovery and imagination. Whether you want to use services, meet new people, show your support, make a suggestion or just have some fun, there are so many ways you can get involved with your library:
- Story Time sessions aim to foster a love of books and reading, as well as important listening and social skills. Storytime sessions are held at the St George Library, from 10 am to 10.45 am on the 2nd Friday of every month. Stories and activities aimed at 2 -5 years old, however, all children are welcome to come along.
- Summer Reading Club has a program of activities to keep kids busy, reading and active in the school holidays, ask your librarian for more information.
- Start a Book Club: book club sets are available for loan to established book club groups. Book club coordinators should contact their local library and register the group to access these sets.
- Languages other than English: Books in languages other than English may be requested for loan through the State Library of Queensland. Your local library staff can assist in ordering these.
- Library Press Display: an online newspaper portal that offers library members free access to more than 200 newspapers from 70 countries around the world, in 37 languages.
- MyLanguage offers access to online resources in more than 65 languages via the MyLanguage website.
- Suggest items for purchase: all library members are welcome to login to the online catalogue and suggest materials for purchase via the guggestion link. Your suggestions for purchase are evaluated against basic selection criteria and the scope of the collection. Material not suitable for purchase may be obtained on inter-library loan.
- Donations: the Library Service welcomes donations of print materials in good condition that meet the needs of our collection. All donations are carefully evaluated along with the need to add additional copies of titles that are already held in the collection. Donations are accepted on the clear understanding that the library service may dispose of these items at any time.
Rural Libraries Queensland
Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) is a partnership between State Library and 30 local governments in Queensland.
By sharing a common catalogue of more than 300,000 items, every resident of RLQ councils is able to view real-time location and availability data on all RLQ collections.