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Libraries in the Longreach Region

Longreach Regional Council offers library services to the Longreach, Ilfracombe and Isisford communities. All libraries provide traditional resources, as well as online resources, including E-Books, E-Audio Books and free downloadable music.

Rural Libraries Queensland

Longreach Regional Council is a participant in Rural Libraries Queensland – a collaboration between local councils and the State Library of Queensland. Members can request items, renew loans and access online resources. Library members can download from home their choice of eAudiobooks, free Music, eBooks, Magazines and resources for children including National Geographic Kids. All you require is a current library membership card and PIN number. Visit the catalogue webpage for more information.

Locations and Opening Hours

Longreach Library
Location: 106 Eagle Street
Phone: (07) 4658 0735
Email: library@longreach.qld.gov.au

Opening Hours:
Monday 1.00pm – 5.00pm
Tuesday 9.30am – 12.30pm and 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Wednesday 12.30pm – 5.00pm
Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm and 3.00pm – 5.00pm
Friday 12.30pm – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm

 

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Ilfracombe Library
Location: Ilfracombe Post Office, 20 Main Avenue
Phone: (07) 4658 2197
Email: library@longreach.qld.gov.au

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 12.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.45pm
Closed on weekends and Public Holidays.

Isisford Library
Location: 20 Mary Street
Phone: (07) 4658 8917
Email: library@longreach.qld.gov.au

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Closed on weekends and Public Holidays.

Further Information

Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi is available during Library operating hours.

Computers and iPads
Computers and iPads are free of charge to all Library Members. Printing, photocopying and scanning are available, fees apply.

First5Forever
The Longreach Library participates with the Universal Family Literacy Program, which is aimed to supporting a stronger language and literacy environment for children and babies.  For more information, please contact the Longreach Library (07) 4658 0735.

Inter-Library Loans
This service is provided for members who would like to obtain material that is not available from the Rural Libraries Queensland catalogue.

Workshops and Activities
Throughout the year all three Libraries run Technology Training, Children's Activities, Rhyme/Story Time, Robotics and various displays.  For more information, please contact the Longreach Library (07) 4658 0735.

How to Join

Membership - Free and is open to all residents (identification required) - membership form

Borrowing Period - Three weeks with 5 items per membership.

Returns - Items can be returned to any of the three libraries or via the after hours return shute.