Libraries

Whitsunday Regional Libraries is a welcoming, inclusive place for all members of the community.  For the safety of yourself and those around you hand sanitising products and gloves are available for use within our branches and 1.5 metre social distancing is required at all times.  Please note that contact information is required for all persons entering our branches as per Queensland Government directive for contact tracing purposes.

  • Opening hours

    Monday to Friday 8.15am - 4.45pm
    Saturday 8.45am - 11.45am (all except Collinsville)
    Sunday closed

    Locations

    Bowen Library

    4761 3670
    67 Herbert Street, Bowen

    Cannonvale Library

    4846 9400
    Whitsunday Plaza (Centro) Shopping Centre,
    Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale

    Collinsville Library

    4785 5366
    Cnr. Stanley and Conway Streets, Collinsville

    Proserpine Library

    4945 0275
    12 Main Street, Proserpine

  • Whitsunday Region Resident Membership

    All permanent residents of the Whitsunday Regional Council local government area who have provided suitable identification and proof of residency can join the Whitsunday Regional Libraries for free.  Resident members can borrow up to 20 items at any one time for 3 weeks except for reference material, eBooks and eAudiobooks (which have a two week loan period).

    Forms of identity can be the following:

    • Rates notice with Whitsunday or Queensland address
    • Current lease agreements for a period of 6 months in the Whitsunday Region or Queensland (rental agreement with date)
    • Enrolled on Federal/State electoral roll at a Queensland address (current electoral roll card)
    • Current driver's licence with a Queensland residential address
    • For those under 18 years of age a parent/guardian can provide one of the above
       

    Non-Resident Membership

    Adult visitors or temporary residents are also welcome to join the library. This membership entitles users to a short-term 3 month membership with the ability to loan 4 items for 3 weeks with no renewals. To join, members need to be living in the area for more than 3 weeks and are requested to provide Photo ID with home address plus proof of local address.

    How do I join?

    If you are not currently a library member - don't worry! As of Tuesday 14 April 2020, your local library will accept electronic copies of ID for those 18 years and older, wishing to become a library member online.

    You will need to provide a copy of one (1) photo ID and one (1) document proving residence. For further information, including how to register online, please contact your local library.

  • The Housebound Service ensures the information, recreation, cultural and educational needs of all library members are met by bringing the library service to the user.

    Who can use this service?

    People who:

    • have an illness or disability that prevents them from visiting a library in person.  These conditions may be temporary, recurring or permanent.
    • are able to visit a library, but due to mobility restrictions, are unable to transport library items home.
    • live in residential establishments such as nursing homes, hostels, hospitals.
    • are engaged in full-time care for people with a disability.
    • Housebound service is available to residents who are unable to visit the library and do not have family or friends who can assist them with either transport or selection and collection of library material.
       

    How do I join?

    • An initial interview with library staff to ascertain eligibility for the Housebound Service is recommended.
    • A Housebound Membership form must be completed and returned to the library.
    • An assessment by a library staff member will ensure the Housebound client receives their preferred reading material.
    • If you require access to the housebound service please contact us.