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Library Collections

Cassowary Coast Libraries have a wide range of resources for use in the library and at home. You can search our collections by using our online catalogue. With over 40,000 items available for loan, we have something for everyone.
Resources broadly relating to the natural and built environments. people, cultures and history of the Cassowary Coast and neighbouring regions, but not part o four local history collection. These books are shelved in their relevant subject area and are identifiable by the yellow bar on their spines.
Available 24/7, library members are able to access an extended selection of titles in eBook, eAudiobook & eMagazine formats through our eLibrary.
Jigsaw Puzzles are available for lending and use in branch for young and old, and all skill levels!
Documentaries, TV series and films for young and old are available for loan at all four of our branches.
A wide array of fiction books are available in a variety of topics in all branches for our readers who prefer a larger font size.
Resources on a wide-variety of subjects including biographies, cookery, personal health, travel, natural and applied sciences, history, art, gardening and more!
Stories for young and old and everyone in between, including novels, westerns, romance, mysteries & crime, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, picture books & more!

Including books, photographs, documents, maps, oral histories and microfiche/microfilm, our heritage collection contains primary and secondary local and family history resources. Donations of photos, documents and memorabilia are welcome and we offer a number of options to contribute to our region's heritage.

The Innisfail Heritage Collection covers the history of the former Johnstone Shire are and is housed in the Innisfail branch. The Dorothy Jones Local History Collection covers the history of the former Cardwell Shire area and is housed in our Tully Branch.

For more information visit our Heritage Collections page.

Access accurate, relevant information on a huge array of topics. Online Databases contain articles from journals, magazines, books and other sources to provide reliable information that has been researched and reviewed by specialists. See our eResources page for more information.
Book Club Sets containing 10 copies of the one title can be sourced from State Library of Queensland subject to availability. All members are eligible for this service and can access the list of titles available.
Fiction and Non-Fiction books are available for loan and can be listened to hands-free on CD & MP3 formats. A further selection of eAudiobooks are also available through our eLibrary.
Retain fluency in your first language, keep culture alive or develop your skills in another language. Our LOTE collections include books and DVD's for adults and children alike in a range of languages. Available at every branch, members can access books in more than 50 languages through State Library of Queensland. If you cant see the language you are looking for, please ask our friendly staff about what languages are available. See the list of LOTE items available.

Current editions of newspapers are available for reading in each of our branches. Titles include: Wet Tropic Times, Cairns Post, Townsville Bulletin, Courier Mail, Koori Mail and The Australian.

Historical issues of local newspapers are housed in our Innisfail and Tully branches and are available for viewing on microfilm. Local newspapers up until the end of 1954 have been digitised through the National Library of Australia and are available on Trove.

Magazines are available for loan on a variety of topics including science, sport, travel, cooking, art and more! eMagazines are also available using our Libby App
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