The Banana Shire Library & Information Service serves an area of 28,577 sq kms and a population of approximately 16,000 operating a central library at Biloela, branch libraries at Moura, Taroom and Theodore, and a Mobile Library Service to seven townships in the Shire.
Friendly and helpful staff at our libraries can assist you with your reading and information needs. There are approximately 52,000 resources including books (large Print and standard), magazines, newspapers, talking books, music CDs, videos, DVDs, graphic novels available for loan. Interlibrary loans and community language resources are available on request.
Suggestions for purchase are encouraged for items that are current and popular.
Library Services provided include:
Staff select resources according to your needs and co-ordinate delivery to the homes of members, who are unable to visit the library for medical reasons. This is a free service, and is available upon referral by a medical or community worker.
Deliveries are made fortnightly, on a Tuesday, in the Biloela and Thangool areas.
For more information regarding eligibility for the Housebound Service, please contact the Biloela Library on (07) 4992 7362
Biloela, Moura, Theodore & Taroom Libraries have Internet access available to members of the public, as well as access to email and Microsoft Office. The first half hour of Internet access per day is free of change. Thereafter, Internet access costs $2.00 per half hour and $3.50 per hour timeslot. Prior bookings are encouraged.
Biloela, Moura and Theodore Libraries have printing facilities. Black & White Printing: 30 cents per A4 page.
The Banana Shire Library Service offers a loan service for books not held in its own collections.
We can locate and request the item from another Library.
Please be aware that we are subject to the conditions of the lending library, and if charges are incurred, we will seek your permission before proceeding with the request.
An extensive collection of books in over 58 languages is available for loan by members of the community for whom English is not their primary language. These items are part of the State Library of Queensland's collection and can be requested for use.
Enquiries relating to these requests should be directed to the Biloela Library on Ph (07) 4992 7362 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bulk loans to pre schools, kindergartens and other organisations are available depending on availability of resources at the time of application.
Banana Shire has an interesting and diverse history associated with the land and the people who became part of it. The Banana Shire Library Service is committed to preserving the print and photographic material that documents our past.
Highlights of the collection include:
"Central Telegraph" (local newspaper) on microfilm
Queensland Births, Deaths, and Marriages" on microfiche
Local family histories
Videos of places and people within the Shire.
The Charlee Marshall Poetry Collection.
A Historic database of other resources within the Shire.
A significant photographic collection.
A Wide range Family History CD Roms
The collection can be accessed at the Biloela Library, and information can be requested from the branch libraries and the Mobile Library.
New Book Lists
We now have e-books!
Go to http://qroc.lib.overdrive.com Banana Shire Libraries are part of a consortium organised by the State Library of Qld.
To access - click on Account, find Banana Shire Libraries in the drop down box, then put in your Library card barcode and PIN. You can also download the app!