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My Library | Southport

Corner Garden and Lawson Streets, Southport QLD 4215

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Our after-hours return chute is currently out of order. Please renew your items, return them during opening hours, or after hours at another library.

Find out more about our current services.

Exterior of Southport Library

Southport is where Gold Coast public libraries began when, in 1957, South Coast Town Council extended the town hall to incorporate South Coast Library, opening in 1958.

The current library, which also houses the Local Studies Library, provides a range of flexible spaces for library services, events and meetings. It has a café and outdoor courtyard.

The library was moved to Lawson Street in 1968, Australia Fair Shopping Centre in 1985, then to the current purpose-built library in 2002. Find out more about the history of our libraries on our Gold Coast Stories website.

See the Visit tab for our current opening hours.

Facilities available at Southport Library*

  • PCs with Internet access and Microsoft Office (booking advisable)
  • public access Wi-Fi
  • self-serve checkout points
  • email kiosk
  • Local Studies Library
  • library café (now reopened)
  • community notice board
  • disabled access and lift
  • accessible toilet requiring MLAK key
  • accessible parking
  • after hours return.

*Due to COVID-19 restrictions, some facilities may be unavailable. Please check with the library.

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