Services

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.

Digital collections

All library branches offer free computer and wifi access and run workshops on using new technologies - please contact library staff. Please refer to Council's Acceptable Use Policy.

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, online adult education courses and Literacy Planet (an Australian literacy resource). Library members can download the relevant app (for example Borrowbox or RBdigital) and access a variety of recent ebook and eaudio releases. Patrons may borrow 10 digital items for 14 days.

A number of databases, such as ancestry.com and choice.com, are available in branch while others, such as Lynda.com and Haynes Car Manuals, are available at home. To access the library's electronic resources, please click here. 

Many popular eResources are also available from the State Library of Queensland. Access more benefits online and onsite when you become a State Library member. Membership is free and access is immediate. Just click on the button below to register for an ecard.

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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 will apply for a Blue Card through Council's volunteer application process. Please contact your local Branch Librarian if you are interested in volunteering at your library.

Mobile Library Services

Our Mobile Service is currently unavailable - when it returns we are planning to make regular visits to the following areas: Beechmont, Tamborine, Kooralbyn, Rathdowney, Kalbar, Harrisville and Peak Crossing.

Local history

Scenic Rim Libraries hold a number of resources which can support local or genealogical history research. Published items (books) can be found on the catalogue which will also indicate location. Unpublished items (such as photographs and ephemera) are located in the most relevant branch library. 

Beaudesert Library

Holds records relating to the region including The Beaudesert Times which is available on microfilm. Many of the resources housed at the library have been indexed by name or subject and can be accessed electronically here.

Records housed at the Beaudesert Museum can be accessed here.

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. The Visitor Information Centre (next door to the Library) also holds local historical information.

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

Other resources

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. As many of those named on Canungra's memorial are also listed on the war memorial at Beaudesert, the Canungra website also includes their stories.

Need further 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.