Ipswich Children’s Library

Australia’s only public Children’s Library is open! Located in the Nicholas Street Precinct, it boasts a beautiful, purpose-designed and built space for children aged 0 – 12 years to explore, learn and play.

Some of the great things you’ll find in the new library include:

  • Over 35,000 great books just for kids
  • Unique, multi-reality interactive experiences
  • Heaps of kids-focused programs and events
  • Curated Parenting collection
  • Hands-on tech adventures specially designed for children
  • A beautiful, fully equipped Parents’ Room
  • Childrens’ very own Marketplace collection
  • And two life-sized dinosaurs suspended from the ceiling!

For more, see our Kids & Families page and upcoming Kids Events.

Make a day of it and explore all Ipswich has to offer. After the library visit the amazing Ipswich Art Gallery to further feed curiosity and boost creativity.

Check out Discover Ipswich for What’s On and Things to Do when planning a visit.


Ipswich Children’s Library Parking

  • Access secure, undercover parking off Bremer Street.
  • Parking hours are 5.30 am to 11.00 pm. 
  • The first three hours are free Mon to Fri. 
  • After 5.00 pm week days are free.
  • Free parking on weekends.
  • There is lift and stair access available up to ground floor to the Library and Tulmur Place. Lift A or B on any level is best for Library.


Logging: 9am

Opening Hours

Sunday 9am - 2pm
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

Location Address

1 Nicholas Street
Nicholas Street Precinct
Ipswich 4305

Access secure undercover parking
off Bremer St

General Enquiries – (07) 3810-6815

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Search the Ipswich Libraries website or online catalogue