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Due to an extended network outage, Elanora Library will be closed this Saturday 28 November, opening instead for a 'Special Sunday' this 29 November only, from 10am to 2pm.X


Most libraries are now open for our Browse & Borrow service. Find out more.

Gold Coast Libraries membership gives you access to a world of content and experiences, both in our libraries and online. Visit, borrow, download, discover and enjoy.

Membership is free for Gold Coasters and if you’re a visitor, sign up for temporary membership while you’re visiting our city!

Temporary online-only membership

If you can't get to a library, Gold Coast residents can join as a temporary online-only member for instant access to our great collection of digital resources.

Your request will be processed in two working days and your temporary online membership number will be emailed to you. You can then start downloading and streaming to your preferred device.

If you joined as a temporary member, please visit your nearest library with two forms of ID and we will be able to upgrade your membership as long as you still meet our membership conditions. See below for details of acceptable ID.

Become a member today

Full membership - join now at your library

Gold Coast residents, ratepayers and timeshare certificate holders can join and access our full range of content and services.

Residents & ratepayers

You'll need to bring two forms of identification (ID) - at least one showing your name, current residential address and photo such as driver's licence, rate notice, phone or electricity account.

Under 18

You'll need to bring your parent/carer who needs two forms of ID for themselves, plus one form of ID which confirms their relationship to you, such as a Medicare card.

Timeshare owners

You'll need to bring your certificate of timeshare ownership and proof of your permanent residential address.

Membership for visitors

Visitors can sign up for temporary membership, ideal for holidays or short trips to the Gold Coast.

Members of neighbouring Queensland library services - Scenic Rim, Brisbane, Logan and Redland Councils - can join Gold Coast Libraries as a reciprocal member. Other Queensland residents can join on a six-month membership.

For interstate residents here for a longer stay, we also offer fee-based membership with the same benefits that locals enjoy.

Ask us for further details and requirements.

English not your first language?

View and download our membership booklets in other languages.

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