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Readers & writers

If you want to get the most from your reading or connect with other passionate readers or writers, we have year-round events, book clubs and resources just for you!

Find your next read

That's what our friendly librarians are for. Contact your local library or email our ask a librarian service and ask us for advice on what might suit your reading interests. We have a huge collection of digital reading material. Our librarians can help you find an ebook or eAudiobook that you can download direct to your device at home.

Our reading websites can also help you search for and discover your next read. See our eLibrary page for help finding new reads similar to those you already enjoy reading, including NoveList Plus and Who Else Writes Like...?

Recommended reading lists

Looking for some reading inspiration? Try some of our recommended reading lists on OverDrive. With new lists added weekly including a selection of bestsellers, trending and cult classic titles, you will be sure to find some ideas for your next reading fix!

Just download the OverDrive app to get started! Download - read - return - repeat!

Never used our digital platforms before? No worries! Our staff can help get you started over the phone or you can follow our setup instructions from our connect with us at home page.

Meet an author

We host touring authors throughout the year, from household names to famous faces of the future. Keep an eye on our social media channels and events calendar for more information.

Monica McInerney Author Encounter

Thursday 8 October 7.30pm

Gold Coast Libraries has partnered with Penguin Random House Australia and the other library networks of SE Queensland to present an intimate evening with storytelling legend, Monica McInerney. Monica will be discussing her latest novel, ‘The Godmothers’, a moving story about the families we are born into and the families we make for ourselves. For more information visit our events calendar.

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