CityLibraries Thuringowa Relocation

CityLibraries Thuringowa is moving!

Following extensive consultation with the community on the activity, services and functions they wanted to see in their local Library, Townsville City Council has designed and is constructing a new fit-for-purpose community-designed space at Riverway.

The existing CityLibraries Thuringowa service, which is currently in leased premises, has its lease expire in December 2022.  As planned, CityLibraries Thuringowa service will relocate to the new CityLibraries Riverway, which is expected to open to the public in early 2023. This transition will provide a long-term home for the service as well as deliver a financially sustainable outcome for the decades ahead.

The relocation plan for CityLibraries Thuringowa will see the service close on Sunday 27 November 2022 at 1pm.

During the transition process, the community will have access to library items from the Mobile Library, which will be located at the Riverway Precinct every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Friday 2 December 2022.

Townsville’s other CityLibraries branches in Aitkenvale and Flinders Street will be open throughout this transition period offering extended onsite services and programs. Aitkenvale Library will be extending opening hours from Monday 7 November 2022 until Tuesday 28 February 2023.

Find below a full list of frequently asked questions and resources, or download the FAQs now.

The relocation process

Branches, services and programs

Library Resources

ResourceLocation
Quiet spacesThe Raintree Zoom room at our Aitkenvale branch is available for quiet work. This room requires a booking in advance. To book, visit the Using Your Library page on Council’s website.
Computer LabComputers for public use will be available at our Aitkenvale and Flinders Street branches.
Study areasThere are places within our Aitkenvale and Flinders Street branches where quiet study can be done.
Lounges for relaxingComfortable lounges are available at Aitkenvale and Flinders Street Library. Come in, relax and enjoy the cool.
Community copier for sport and recreation groupsThe community copier will be available at CityLibraries Aitkenvale.
Photocopying and scanningPhotocopying and scanning will be available at our Aitkenvale and Flinders Street branches.
Indoor and outdoor children’s play areas

Indoor: CityLibraries Aitkenvale and Flinders Street have a range of toys, puzzles and dress-ups that children can play with when in the library.

Outdoor: There are over 300 parks and open spaces to explore in Townsville. Visit Council’s website for a list of popular parks and playgrounds.

Meeting roomsOur Aitkenvale and Flinders Street branches have meeting rooms available for booking. To book, visit the Using Your Library page on Council’s website.
Community notice boardOur Aitkenvale and Flinders Street branches have notice boards for display of community-based information.
Daily newspapersPaper copies of the daily newspapers will be available at CityLibraries Aitkenvale and Flinders Street. Online versions can be found on Newsbank, free with your library membership.
Back copies of Townsville BulletinAvailable via Newsbank with physical copies available at CityLibraries Flinders Street.
Xbox gamingAvailable at CityLibraries Aitkenvale.
Pre-loved book collectionThe pre-loved book collection will be available at all branches for a short time. However with a library membership, there are many free books that can be borrowed at all of our library branches, including the Mobile Library pop-up at the Riverway Precinct.
After hours returnsOur Aitkenvale and Flinders Street branches have after-hours return chutes available.
Tables for community groupsTables for large group use will be available at CityLibraries Aitkenvale.