Using your Library
CityLibraries has three locations in Flinders Street, Aitkenvale and Thuringowa Central as well as our Mobile Library service.
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Locations and Opening Hours
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4 Petunia Street
Level 1 Northtown
86 Thuringowa Drive
(access via Hinchinbrook Drive)
Mobile Library Service
Various locations across Townsville and
*Due to variations in the tides the Mobile Library may, upon advice from Fantasea, have to alter opening hours when visiting Magnetic Island. We endeavour to let you know about these changes ahead of time. You can also CityLibraries Townsville on Facebook and ‘like’ our page for any late notice cancellations, change in times and break downs.
Services and Facilities
CityLibraries have a number of additional services, facilities and collections available to the public, including:
Zoom Room – Video conference facilities
Community members searching for a quiet space to conduct online interviews, apply for jobs online (Zoom, Skype) or needing help to update or create resumes, cover letters and selection criteria can now book the zoom room.
This is a free library service. To book this room contact Aitkenvale Library.
Local History Collection
CityLibraries Townsville works collaboratively with other local history groups in the city to provide the best possible access to local history resources.
You can access the Local History collection by visiting our Flinders Street branch, call (07) 4727 9667 or email us at Local Collection
For more information and opening hours visit our locations guide below.
Home Service and other Inclusive Services
CityLibraries aim to provide all members of our community with access to relevant and up to date resources for all ages, levels of literacy, and natural abilities that will meet information and recreation needs.
Home Library Service
Staff deliver items to Home Service customers at home. This includes visits to retirement villages and special care hostels. People of any age who are frail, disabled, or are carers can use our free personalised service on a permanent or temporary basis.
Items are selected by staff and delivered directly to customers. Customers can suggest items they wish to borrow.
Home Service has:
- Books, DVDs, audiobooks and magazines
- Audio readers
- Helpful staff
For more information, please ask staff at CityLibraries Aitkenvale.
Ph: (07) 4727 8310
Email Home Service
Other Special Service Needs
- Programmed Reading Collection
- Community Languages
- Internet Beginner classes
Resources available for loan
Audio-Read Navigators and Daisy Players
The Audio-Read Navigator is an easy to operate hand held device which reads aloud your favourite books. Our database of titles includes many genres in both fiction and non-fiction. Audio-Read Navigators are available for loan to people who have trouble seeing or holding books. They are small enough to fit comfortably in the hand, are about the size of a mobile phone and can be used anywhere.
CityLibraries has a collection of audio books available for loan for all customers. Listen to books on CD; includes fiction, motivational, and language learning.
CityLibraries has over 800 eAudiobooks to choose from and members can borrow up to five eAudiobooks free for two weeks, or reserve those on loan. You’ll need an email address to register to receive date due notices and reservation notices. You can borrow eAudiobooks on your mobile device wherever you are, then download them to your computer. You can listen to the book on your computer, or move the files to your MP3 device or sync the files to iTunes to listen on your iPod or other devices.
VIP Book Club
The VIP (Vision Impaired Person) book club is a monthly book club for blind and partially sighted people. Vision Australia and CityLibraries provide a copy of each month’s audio book.
For more information please contact the Community Services Librarian at CityLibraries Aitkenvale.
Booyah Bean Team Café
We have a Booyah Bean Team Café in our Thuringowa library branch.
Need to hire a meeting room? Visit Fees and Charges.
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