Latest updates

Public holidays

Gold Coast Libraries will be closed on Monday 26 April for the Anzac Day public holiday, and again on Monday 3 May for the Labour Day holiday.

Extended hours

Gold Coast Libraries are open for longer on weekdays and weekends from Monday 19 April. See the Our libraries page for the latest opening hours of your library. 

COVID-19 requirements

Queensland Health requires that everyone entering a library, regardless of age, provides their contact details in case contact tracing is needed. Please bring your library card with you for borrowing, and for entry and exit to the library while COVID-19 contact tracing requirements are in place. If you're feeling unwell, please don't visit our libraries. 

It is also a current requirement of Queensland Government that anyone in Queensland wears a mask in indoor spaces. To enter our libraries, you must wear a mask unless you have a medical condition, or you are a child under 12 yrs old. For further advice and updates see qld.gov.au/health

While in our libraries, please follow directional signage, maintain good hand and respiratory hygiene and practice physical distancing. Capacity limits are in place, with all Queensland public libraries bound by the one person per 2 square metres rule. During COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to provide some services. Please check with your local library for more details. We thank you for your understanding and assure you that Gold Coast Libraries remains committed to the health and wellbeing of our customers, staff and the wider community.

Current status of library services

See individual library details for opening hours.

Palm Beach library kiosk is now open. Ormeau Book Box remains closed.

  • Borrow up to 50 items with a 4-week loan period.
  • Pick up holds when available, no bookings required.
  • Use our library PCs for 1 hour sessions.
  • Wi-Fi is available during library opening hours.

Non-members are invited to join with free membership for Gold Coast residents. See our membership page for further details and what you need to bring with you to join.

RBdigital eBooks and eAudiobooks

eBooks, eAudiobooks and magazines previously available through RBdigital are now available through the OverDrive app and OverDrive website. They are no longer available through RBdigital.

To continue to access content, we encourage library members to download and install the OverDrive app to browse, borrow, and enjoy content.

Or, visit overdrive.com/libraries in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium) browser.

Need help?

Our customer service team is here to help you.

Contact us by phone 07 5667 5940 or email askalibrarian@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

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