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Cashless Payments
01 Nov 2019

Cashless Payments

From Monday 2 December cash will no longer be accepted at all library branches, secure EFTPOS payments will continue to be available. Customer Service Offices at Earlville, Gordonvale and Smithfield will continue to accept cash.

First 5 Forever frog
02 Sep 2019

first5forever changes to ST BRT

New time for Storytime and Baby Rhyme Time. Sessions will start at 10am from 1 October. Gordonvale Library will no longer host monthly storytimes.

F5F Generic
24 Jun 2019


The first 5 years lasts a lifetime. Cairns Libraries has free events for 0-5 year olds.

27 Mar 2019


Kanopy offers viewers a large collection of award-winning films and documentaries. Kanopy also includes children’s programming with its subdivision Kanopy Kids.

10 Jan 2019

New Opening Hours

A review of opening hours was undertaken as part of the development of Council’s Library Services 2019-2023 Strategic Plan, with the goal of making libraries accessible to more residents.

Strategic Plan 2018
07 Nov 2018

Strategic Plan

The Cairns Libraries Strategic Plan 2019-2023 builds on the successes of the previous Cairns Libraries Strategic Business Plan 2011-2016 and will guide the tactical delivery of library services over the next five years.

10 Sep 2018

RB Digital Comic Books

RBdigital Comics brings the best comic titles from major brands to RBdigital mobile apps and browsers.

14 Feb 2018


Online bookings for our upcoming First5forever Community Storytime can now be made through Eventbrite.

Magazines & Newspapers
29 Jan 2018

FREE Magazines

FREE Magazines and Newspapers. Search our catalogue and choose from over 300 titles.

Library Elf
12 Dec 2017

Library Elf

Helping you manage loans and holds with email notifications. One account for the whole family.

16 Jan 2015


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