Council to invest over $25 million in Gold Coast libraries

IT SEEMS Gold Coasters love their libraries, with Council set to invest $25,308,619 in our local libraries in 2014-15.

City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said each day, more than 8000 people visit one of the Gold Coast’s libraries

“Our 13 libraries, mobile library service, special needs library and local studies library provide access to around one million items to 255,000 library members. That’s almost half our population,” Mayor Tate said.


“With the rise of e-book readers and more people using the web, there is a misconception that libraries are becoming out-dated. The opposite is true. More and more people are valuing and using our libraries, and the services they provide are more than book borrowing. Our libraries are contemporary, high-tech, thriving community focal points.

“We’ve listened to want people want and our libraries are staying open longer. Elanora Branch Library will now be open on Sundays from Noon to 4pm.  Broadbeach, Elanora Robina and Southport libraries will also be open extra hours on Saturdays,” he said.

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