8 Sites Visited by the Mobile Library, Including Forest Lake

Did you know that the Council has a mobile library that visits eight spots across Brisbane, including Forest Lake, regularly? The custom-built vehicle provides locals access to a collection of more than 1.4 million books or magazines to read and DVDs to watch.

The mobile library does not require a membership so interested individuals may simply come down and browse, show their ID, sign up and check out a book. A librarian and staff drive and set up at these locations during the fixed schedules below:

*excluding public holidays
Aspley Corner Gayford and Albany Creek Roads, AspleyMonday fortnightly from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  
Bellbowrie Bellbowrie Shopping Plaza carpark, off Birkin Road, BellbowrieThursday weekly – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Brighton Decker Park car park, 25th Avenue, BrightonMonday fortnightly from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Ellen Grove Carole Park State School, 260 Waterford Road, Carol ParkWednesday fortnightly from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Forest LakeForest Lake Village Shopping Centre, Forest Lake – outside Australia PostTuesday weekly – 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Manly West Mayfair Village Shopping Centre, Manly Road, Manly WestFriday fortnightly from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mt Crosby outside Mt Crosby State School, Mt Crosby Road, Mt CrosbyWednesday fortnightly from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
The GapAshgrove Golf Course main car park, 863 Waterworks Road, The GapFriday fortnightly from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Visitors may stay for the duration of the service as the mobile library has a  covered deck, extension pod, a lift for wheelchairs and prams, solar panels, internet computers and a Wi-Fi hotspot.

The Council’s mobile library has been by around since the 1970s and has had several incarnations. As before, the custom-built vehicle is a single aisle with ample lighting and works just like a typical city library, albeit smaller.

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Photo Credit: Brisbane Libraries