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Babinda Library

City Library

Earlville Library

Edmonton Library

Gordonvale Library

Manunda Library

Smithfield Library

Stratford Library

Babinda Library

Phone: 4067 8400
Address: 24 Munro Street, Babinda, 4861

Today's Opening Times*

*Branch closed on public holidays

9:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Opening Times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 9:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Not Open
Public Holidays Not Open
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Services

  • Free access to computers, internet and Wi-Fi
  • Self-service facilities
  • Storytime sessions are held on the 3rd Monday of each month at 10am
  • Cairns Regional Council Customer Service Office open 9am – 3pm (closed 12.30-1.30pm for lunch)

History

Babinda Library opened its doors to the public in 1955. It is the southern-most of Cairns Libraries' branches and is located in a heritage listed building on Munro Street.

In March 2000, the Babinda Library building was listed in the "Cultural Heritage Study Town of Babinda" document.

Many changes to the library have occurred over the years including upgrades to the building, grounds, fittings and the recent installation of solar panels.

City Library

Phone: 4044 3720
Address: 151 Abbott Street, Cairns, 4870

Today's Opening Times*

*Branch closed on public holidays

9:00am - 6:00pm

Opening Times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Public Holidays Not Open
Google Map Image for City Library

Services

  • Free access to computers, internet and Wi-Fi
  • Self-service facilities
  • Reference, Local history & Family history collections
  • Baby Rhyme Time sessions are held on the 4th Thursday of each month at 10am
  • Storytime sessions are held every Wednesday at 10am
  • Paper Quilling sessions are held every Thursday at 10am
  • Film Club screenings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month at 12noon
  • Meeting rooms available for hire

History

The City Library is located in the Cairns CBD and has a rich history. The building, which is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register, was constructed in 1929 and served as Cairns City Council's Chambers until Council moved to new premises in 1998.

A special feature at the City Library is the Literary Trail, a display of public artworks completed in 1999 by local artists. Follow the Literary trail as you walk around the gardens of the library.

The City Library is also home to the Cairns' Sister Cities display which includes an interactive touchscreen or visit the Council website.

Earlville Library

Phone: 4044 3766
Address: Shop 128 Stockland, Cairns, 4870

Today's Opening Times*

*Branch closed on public holidays

9:00am - 5:30pm

Opening Times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Not Open
Public Holidays Not Open
Google Map Image for Earlville Library

Services

  • Free access to computers, internet and Wi-Fi
  • Self-service facilities
  • Baby Rhyme Time sessions are held on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10am
  • Storytime sessions are held every Thursday at 10am
  • Paper Quilling sessions are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10am
  • Cairns Regional Council Customer Service Office open 9am – 12noon (new CSO hours as per 3rd Feb)

History

Earlville Library began as Woree Library which opened on 15 October 1983.

The library subsequently relocated to Stockland Cairns and it re-opened on 21 November 2003. It relocated within the same centre on 8 September 2008.

Edmonton Library

Phone: 4044 3735
Address: 175 Bruce Highway, Edmonton, 4868

Today's Opening Times*

*Branch closed on public holidays

9:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:30pm

Opening Times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 9:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday 9:30am - 12:30pm & 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Not Open
Public Holidays Not Open
Google Map Image for Edmonton Library

Services

  • Free access to computers, internet and Wi-Fi
  • Self-service facilities
  • Storytime sessions are held on the 1st Thursday of every month at 10am

History

Edmonton Library began as a School of Arts and was officially opened on 30 November, 1975 within the Mulgrave Shire Council.

The library was upgraded with an official launch on 19th November 2004.

Gordonvale Library

Phone: 4044 3778
Address: 88 Norman Street, Gordonvale, 4865

Today's Opening Times*

*Branch closed on public holidays

9:00am - 6:00pm

Opening Times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Not Open
Public Holidays Not Open
Google Map Image for Gordonvale Library

Services

  • Free access to computers, internet and Wi-Fi
  • Self-service facilities
  • Meeting Room available for hire
  • Cairns Regional Council Customer Service Office open 9am - noon

History

The municipal library in Gordonvale was opened on February 19, 1954.  The library replaced the old School of Arts which was built in 1900 and consisted of two outdoor reading rooms, one for adults and one for children.

In 1996 a Council Customer Service Office, meeting room and Councillor's office were added to the front of the library. The library was fully refurbished and upgraded in 2016/17.

Manunda Library

Phone: 4044 3779
Address: Raintrees Shopping Centre, Manunda, 4870

Today's Opening Times*

*Branch closed on public holidays

9:00am - 5:30pm

Opening Times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Not Open
Public Holidays Not Open
Google Map Image for Manunda Library

Services

  • Free access to computers, internet and Wi-Fi
  • Self-service facilities
  • Baby Rhyme Time is held on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 10am
  • Storytime sessions are held on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 10am
  • Meeting room available for hire

History

Cairns City Council opened Manunda Library in January 1992. It was then located outside the Festival Faire Shopping Centre (now Raintrees). It was the first of our libraries to be located within a shopping centre.

In March 2008, it was expanded and relocated to inside Raintrees Shopping Centre.

Smithfield Library

Phone: 4044 3711
Address: 70 Cheviot Street, Smithfield, 4878

Today's Opening Times*

*Branch closed on public holidays

9:00am - 6:00pm

Opening Times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Not Open
Public Holidays Not Open
Google Map Image for Smithfield Library

Services

  • Free access to computers, internet and Wi-Fi
  • Self-services facilities
  • Baby Rhyme Time is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 10am
  • Storytime sessions are held every Tuesday at 10am
  • Conversation CafĂ© is held on the last Wednesday of each month at 10.30am
  • LEGO® Mania sessions are held every Friday at 3.30pm during the school term
  • Cairns Regional Council Customer Service Office open 9am - noon

History

This library was established in 1988 as the Mulgrave Shire Council Bicentennial Library.

It was the library headquarters of the former Mulgrave Shire Council. In 2006 Cairns Libraries' Support Service unit was relocated to the Library. Support Services unit provides technical support for all areas of Cairns Libraries.

The library was fully renovated and upgraded in 2007/2008. The refurbished library was officially launched on 18 January 2008.

Stratford Library

Phone: 4044 3733
Address: 11 Kamerunga Road, Stratford, 4870

Today's Opening Times*

*Branch closed on public holidays

9:00am - 6:00pm

Opening Times

Day Opening Hours
Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday Not Open
Public Holidays Not Open
Google Map Image for Stratford Library

Services

  • Free access to computers, internet and Wi-Fi
  • Self-service facilities
  • Baby Rhyme Time is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 10am
  • Storytime sessions are held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10am
  • Paper Quilling sessions are held on the 2nd Friday of each month at 10am
  • Meeting room available for hire

History

The original Stratford Library operated on the site of the current building from 1956 until 2008. The old library was demolished and construction of the new facility commenced in September 2008. The new library was officially opened by the Mayor of Cairns Regional Council, Councillor Val Schier on 17 April 2009.

The library features elements which have minimised the environmental footprint of the building. Public artworks have been incorporated into the design of the building. The distinctive gates were designed by a local artist.

Last updated: 31 Jan 2020