Ipswich General Library

The new General Library, in Nicholas Street, is on schedule to open late 2020.

The Library will provide a wide range of resources, an extensive collection along with advanced digital services and experiences including:

  • Marketplace’s hand-curated selections
  • Makerspace’s interactive digital experience
  • Public PCs
  • Free WiFi
  • Bookable meeting rooms
  • Local History Room
  • Bespoke reading lounge
  • Generous booths and seating


The Ipswich Central Library Service Intermission

In order to move the majority of our collection to the new General Library, there will be a two week intermission in Library services to our Ipswich Central customers prior to the Ipswich General Library opening.


The Transitional Children’s Library

When the Ipswich Central Library closes, the ground floor will be transformed into a Transitional Children’s Library until the new Children’s Library is built.

The Transitional Children’s Library will open late 2020 and be offering:

  • Extensive Children’s collection
  • Kid’s Marketplace
  • Makerspace and play area


New Children’s Library

Australia’s first public Children’s Library is coming to the Nicholas Street precinct mid-2021. It will boast a beautiful, purpose-designed and built space for children aged 0 – 12 years to explore, learn and play.

The Library will offer:

  • Amazing interactive technology
  • Interactive dinosaur
  • Extensive children’s collection
  • Specialised staff
  • Dedicated children’s programs and events

Please stay tuned for more information and ongoing updates…


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