Enjoy more time at your local library with extended opening hours
  • Monday 14 March 2022

Residents will soon have even more time to access their local library with Sunshine Coast Council extending weekday opening hours from Monday March 14.

Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said council knows how much residents love visiting the library and making use of this great resource.

“Our libraries have adapted to the changing times over the last two years and, despite restricted hours and lockdowns due to COVID-19, our Sunshine Coast Libraries have still seen more than 1.5 million visitors through their doors and more than 36,000 people join the library service during that time,” Cr Law said.  

“Extending the library opening hours will help us remain responsive to the community’s needs as COVID-19 restrictions are eased and people again fall in love with their local library.

“We have taken an individual approach to the opening hours at each library. Some are staying open 30 minutes later, others are opening 30 minutes earlier and a number are staying open until 6pm one or two nights a week.

“Council is committed to ensuring our libraries continue to provide services that are interesting, relevant and that strengthen our community’s resilience.

“The amended weekday opening hours will maximise community access and usage and draw people back to our library spaces.

“If you’re not already a member, I encourage you to sign up for a free membership and enjoy all the wonderful services our libraries provide.”

New weekday opening hours from March 14:


Monday to Friday


9am - 5.30pm


8.30am - 5pm (open until 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday)


9am - 5.30pm (open until 6pm on Tuesday)


9am - 5.30pm


2-5pm Monday and Tuesday, 9am-12pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10am-3pm Friday


8.30am – 5pm


9am - to 5.30pm (open until 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday)


9am - to 5.30pm (open until 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday)

Saturday opening hours remain the same: Beerwah, Caloundra, and Coolum 9am-3pm; Kawana and Nambour 9am-1pm; and Maleny and Kenilworth 9am to midday.


In line with the Queensland Government Public Health Directions customers are not currently required to check-in before entering a Sunshine Coast Council Library or to wear a mask. However, customers are encouraged to wear a mask wherever they cannot physically distance.

To view all the new opening hours, visit the library website library.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

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Image caption: Parent and children enjoying reading at the local library