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Library Services

Our library service is part of Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ).

RLQ is a partnership between State Library and 28 local governments in Queensland. By sharing a common catalogue of more than 300,000 items, every resident of councils that are part of RLQ, is able to view real-time location and availability data on all RLQ collections.

Online catalogue

Quick guide to the RLQ catalogue (PDF 250.8 KB)


OUR LOCATIONS

We have six branches that provide library services to over 10,000 residents.

Opening hours

 

Biggenden Library

47 Edward Street, Biggenden QLD 4621

Ph: 4127 6800

*WiFi available


Eidsvold Library

36 Moreton Street, Eidsvold QLD 4627

Ph: 4165 7233

*WiFi available


Gayndah Library

12 Capper Street, Gayndah QLD 4625

Ph: 4160 3590

*WiFi available


Monto Library

50 Newton Street, Monto QLD 4630

Ph: 4166 9944

*WiFi available


Mt Perry Library

34 Heusman Street, Mt Perry QLD 4671

Ph: 4156 2424


Mundubbera Library

30 Lyons Street, Mundubbera QLD 4626

Ph: 4165 5726 

*WiFi available


We provide residents with access to a wide range of resources to entertain, inform and assist in daily living, with collections for adults, youth and children.

Resources are available in a variety of formats including books, large print books, magazines, DVDs, and audiobooks suitable for all age groups. Language and literacy materials along with bookclub sets may be requested from State Library. Contact your local librarian for assistance.

Electronic resources such as ebooks, downloadable audio books, information databases and music are all available to RLQ members via the online catalogue.


INTERNET ACCESS

Access is available to the internet, word processing and spreadsheet applications and a diverse range of online resources. We offer free access to the RLQ online catalogue and information services over the internet to residents of our region.


SERVICES

Language other than English

Books in languages other than English may be requested for loan through the State Library of Queensland. Contact your local library staff for assistance. Free access is provided to library members to Library PressDisplay - an online newspaper portal that offers over 200 newspapers from 53 countries around the world, in 33 languages.

Housebound service

If you are confined to your home due to illness or a disability and do not have anyone able to visit the library on your behalf, you may be eligible to join our housebound services. Books and other library resources are delivered to and collected from your home. As well, downloadable audiobooks are available via the online catalogue.

Please contact staff at your nearest branch library to discuss your requirements.

Remote users

Regional residents who live too far out of town to attend one of the library branches, may be eligible for our postal service for remote users.

Please contact staff at your nearest branch library to discuss your requirements.


JOINING & LENDING

Library membership is free. To join the library, visit your local branch and provide photo identification and proof of residential address. You will also need to agree to the library's terms and conditions.

Children under 18 years must be joined by a parent/guardian.

Lending and returning items

All new members receive a library card. The library card enables members to borrow books and items from all RLQ libraries and access their library account from anywhere at any time of the day.

Members can borrow up to eight (8) items at a time for four (4) weeks.

Items can be renewed twice, as long as the item has not been reserved by another borrower. Members can renew their items through the online library catalogue, over the phone or in person at any our library branches.

Reservations can be placed on items that are not currently available or that are held at other branches. To place a reservation, access the online library catalogue or ask library staff to help.

Library items can be returned to any RLQ library branch regardless of where they were borrowed. Some libraries have after hours access chutes which can be used by members 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Lost library card

If you think you have lost your library membership card, or if it has been stolen, notify your branch library as soon as possible. Replacement cards are available for a nominal fee and confirmation of identity.


RLQ TOURIST CARD MEMBERSHIP

Library membership is free to anyone who is residing or travelling within regional and outback Queensland.

New members may join the library service online and a card will be mailed to their home address or PO Box within 5 working days. Members will need to sign the back of the card agreeing to RLQs terms and conditions of membership. They will then need to provide photo identification, proof of current residential address and a current email address upon borrowing.

New members can also join in person at any branch of the RLQ libraries.

Photo identification, proof of residential address and a current email address is required.

Tourist card quick guide to RLQ online (PDF 1.55 MB)


CHARGES

Interlibrary loans from reciprocal borrowing libraries: FREE

Reservations: FREE

Word processing: FREE

Internet: FREE

WiFi: FREE

Black & white printing/photocopying: $0.95 per A4 sheet

Colour printing/photocopying: $1.35 per A4 sheet

Faxing: $1.50 per page (within Australia)


GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR LIBRARY

Your library, a space for entertainment, discovery and imagination.

Whether you want to 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:

  • Try something new or rediscover an old passion
  • Join a bookclub
  • Donate materials or suggest items for purchase
  • Make a suggestion on how we can improve the library service

Library events

Storytime sessions aim to fost a love of books and reading, as well as important listening and social skills. Suitable for children aged three to five years.

School holiday fun has a program of activities to keep the kids busy, reading and active in the holidays for children 6 to 12 years.

Bookclub sets available for loan

Bookclub sets are available for loan to established bookclub groups. Bookclub coordinators should contact their local library and register the group to access these sets.

Suggested items for purchase

All library members are welcome to login to the online catalogue and suggest materials for consideration for purchase via the Suggestion 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

We welcome 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 we may dispose of those items at anytime.

Suggestions and feedback

Send your ideas and feedback regarding North Burnett Regional Council Libraries, to: admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au

Send feedback regarding the RLQ library service, via an online form or email: pls@slq.qld.gov.au

Updated: 15 Oct 2014