Welcome to Noosa Library Service Welcome to Noosa Library Service

Our Story

The first library in Noosa Shire was opened on the 1st of December 1973, in a building donated by the ANZ Bank, the land, located on Moorindil Street in Tewantin, was donated by Noosa Shire Council. A committee of local residents formed in 1971, to lobby council for a free public library for the community. The resulting effort saw the foundation of the library on Moorindil Street in 1973.

Read more about the establishment of the Noosa Library Service in the recollections of Carolanne Bowden, President of the Noosa Library Establishment Committee, and Jan Brown, committee member.

 At the opening, the Tewantin Lions Club donated a caravan to the library that would become the first Noosa Mobile Library. In 1983, the library relocated to the Noosa Council building on Pelican Street, Tewantin. 

In December 1993, the library moved to a building designed by architect Maurice Hurst in Wallace Park, Noosaville. In May 2010, a second branch was opened in Cooroy.

View pictures of Noosaville Library being built here.

The Noosa Library Service has been an essential community asset at the heart of the shire for over 40 years.

The service consist of branches at Noosaville and Cooroy, a Mobile Library, as well as an expansive eLibrary.

Our collection contains over 100,000 items, including: ebooks, DVDs, books, heritage items, natural resource kits, digital resources, and latest releases. Over 500,000 items are loaned each year to 40,000 borrowers. More than 350,000 people visit each year to loan items, find information, access wi-fi, attend programs and events, and read and relax.

Noosa Library Service welcomes all and provides fair and equitable service and access to resources. 

Noosa Library aims to:

·         Enrich the social fabric of our community

·         Encourage and facilitate lifelong learning

·         Provide free recreational and educational resources in a diverse array of formats

·         Foster a welcoming, non-commercial space in which people can relax and connect with each other

·         Endeavour to meet a need for every member of our community

·         Provide people with skills and resources to solve problems

·         Embody the true nature of a democratic and equitable society

·         Preserve and promote our local culture and heritage

·         Support Council in the achievement of its corporate goals

We value our customers, our team and our partners. Each individual has needs which are respected and supported. We aim to deliver exemplary service through care and innovation. We endeavour to enrich our community and strengthen social cohesion. We commit to high ethical standards and transparent, responsible administration. We ascribe to freedom and diversity of access regardless of circumstances.