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Australia Day closure

All Gold Coast libraries will be closed for the Australia Day public holiday on Tuesday 26 January 2021. Return chutes will remain open. Regular hours resume on Wednesday 27 January.

Extended hours

Most libraries are now offering extended opening hours. Our hours are:

Location Weekdays Saturdays
Robina, Southport 10am – 6pm 10am – 4pm
Broadbeach, Elanora, Helensvale, Runaway Bay 10am – 6pm 10am – 2pm
Burleigh Waters, Nerang, Upper Coomera 10am – 6pm Closed
Burleigh Heads, Coolangatta 10am – 4pm Closed

Palm Beach Library and Ormeau Book Box remain closed. 

Please bring your library card with you for borrowing, and for entry and exit to the library while COVID-19 contact tracing requirements are in place. Capacity limits apply in all libraries.

Non-members are invited to join with FREE membership for Gold Coast residents. See our membership page for further details and what you need to bring with you to join.

Free bus travel for seniors and veterans

Mayor Tom Tate has announced that eligible Gold Coast seniors and veterans can now ride for free on Surfside Buslines buses all day every weekend! This is in addition to off-peak hours Monday to Friday (8.30am to 3.30pm).

Find out more about the City's free bus travel service for seniors and veterans. If you want to apply online and don't have your own device, you can use one of our free library PCs.

RBdigital eBooks and eAudiobooks

eBooks and eAudiobooks previously available through RBdigital are now available through the OverDrive app and OverDrive website. They are no longer available through RBdigital. RBdigital will continue to offer magazines until further notice. 

To continue to access content, we encourage library members to download and install the OverDrive app to browse, borrow, and enjoy content.

Or, visit in your Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge (Chromium) browser.

Other service changes

Our Special Needs Library is now open for limited services.

While COVID-19 social distancing and other restrictions remain, we are unable to provide some services including:


During your visit, please follow directional signage, maintain good hand and respiratory hygiene and practice social distancing of at least 1.5 metres between you and other people. Queensland Health requires you to provide your contact details upon entry to a library, regardless of age, and that we adhere to the two square metres per customer rule. This may limit the number of library members we can accommodate in each library at any given time. Please stay at home if you are unwell.

Need help?

Our customer service team is here to help you.

Contact us by phone 07 5581 7200 or email

See our FAQs for further information, and follow us on social media to stay updated.

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