About the library

The Ipswich Central Library, located on South Street, Ipswich Central, is Council’s main library and provides a wide range of resources, from books to advanced digital services and experiences.

It also houses the vast Viva Cribb Local History Collection, unique to this library and a valuable community asset.

The diverse range of hand-curated collections available in ‘The Market Place’ provide books to suit all tastes and a STEAM-powered ‘Maker Space’ delights young and old with a hands-on digital experience.

Public PCs with free internet access, may be booked by library members and WiFi is available free of charge. A number of meeting spaces, ranging from the 110-seat Barry Jones Auditorium to individual booths, with photocopiers and printing facilities, are also available for a small fee.

The library is wheelchair accessible and there are a variety of tools for people with visual or physical impairment so that they can independently access information.


Logging: 9am

Opening Hours

Sunday 9am - 2pm
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

Location Address

40 South Street, Ipswich
Corner East & South Streets, Ipswich 4305

Access to Library carpark off Roderick St

General Enquiries – (07) 3810-6815
Information Desk – (07) 3810-6772

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