Borrowing

Library members may borrow up to twenty items for a period of four weeks. Loans can be renewed online, by phone or by visiting any SRRC library. Items may also be reserved online or in branch. 

Collections

Our libraries stock a wide variety of printed materials for all ages, including fiction and non-fiction, large print, magazines, newspapers, CDs, talking books and DVDs.
Each branch holds a selection of Local Studies materials, including microfilm of the Beaudesert Times and it's predecessors from 1899 to the present day and an extensive archive at Boonah Library.

Digital collections

All library branches offer free computer and wifi access and run workshops on using new technologies - please contact library staff. Printing, scanning and photocopying facilities are available - charges apply.

Scenic Rim regional libraries provide access to ebooks, audio books and online magazines, as well as online language learning and Literacy Planet. Library members can download the Borrowbox app and access a variety of recent ebook and eaudio releases. Patrons may borrow 10 items for 14 days.

A number of databases, such as ChoiceOnline, ancestry.com and lynda.com, are available in branch or at home through the State Library of Queensland using your library card or by registering for a free State Library e-card.

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Programs

Scenic Rim Libraries run a variety of programs for all ages throughout the year including bookclubs, school holiday activities, storytelling, craft groups, computer classes and iPad workshops. Please check the What's On page for more information, or contact your local branch.

Housebound services

A housebound service is available for residents of the Scenic Rim region who are genuinely in need. Please contact your nearest library branch for further information.

Volunteering

Library branches regularly welcome volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks including workshops, housebound or local history. Volunteers must possess a current Blue Card and go through Council's volunteer application process. Please contact your local Branch Librarian if you are interested in volunteering at your library.

Need Help?

If you do not find the information you are looking for on this page, or if you require any further information, need advice regarding your PIN, have a borrower enquiry, or have any difficulties using this service, please contact your nearest library branch.

Local History

Scenic Rim Libraries hold a number of resources which can support local or genealogical history research. If they are published items then they can be accessed on the catalogue and at any branch library within the region, or if they are records from a local area then they are available at the closest branch library.

Beaudesert Library

Holds records relating to the Beaudesert area, as well as many of the published items which can be accessed in the library. The 'Beaudesert Times' newspaper is available on microfilm in the librar with an online index available HERE

In addition, many of the resources at the Beadesert Library have been indexed by name or subject and can be accessed HERE. Records at the Beaudesert Museum have also been indexed and can be access electronically HERE. Both of these documents are a partial indexes only, and are ongoing projects.

Boonah Library

Holds records in the archive relating to the local history of the Boonah area, as well as published items. The Boonah Archives are open from 2pm-4.30pm on Friday afternoons within the library, and a volunteer is available to assist with local history research.  Or email boonaharchives@gmail.com during the week.

Canungra Library

Holds published items for use in the library.

Tamborine Mountain Library

Holds records relating to the Tamborine Mountain area, as well as published items.

Scenic Rim Museums

The Scenic Rim region is rich in history and is home to a number of fascinating and well-resourced museums. The Scenic Rim Heritage Network is a collection of the historical villages, museums and collections within the Scenic Rim region. These museums chart the progress and development of architecture, farming techniques, living arrangements, politics and major events throughout the region since the mid 1800s.

Further information on Scenic Rim Museums can be accessed HERE and a brochure is available at all libraries.

Other resources

For further research are available at all libraries and at home. Ancestry.com is available on library computers, as well as other databases available from the State Library of Queensland, including historical British newspapers, findmypast.com and other Australian government registers. The Queensland State Archives website has a wide and varied list of digital resources available online, from immigrations indexes to school records.

Genealogical information is also available on various birth, deaths and marriages sites belonging to individual states, eg Queensland or New South Wales. Another useful site for historical documents and resources is 'Trove', a part of the National Library of Australia, which also holds historical photographs.

Canungra answered the call  is a carefully researched website which provides an insight into the lives of more than 130 individuals who served in the Great War and whose names are listed on the Canungra War Memorial. Those who served came from all over the surrounding region, and the website provides information about their military service and their  contributions to the local community before and after the war.