BANANA SHIRE LIBRARY SERVICE
About Your Library
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 available include:
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NEW - August 2018 - kanopy - Free movie streaming!!
As a library member you now have access to over 30 000 films via kanopy Log in using either your Facebook or Google log on; then to download sign in using your Banana Shire Council Library membership card barcode eg B93721111. Each member is allocated 10 play credits per month. Once downloaded unlimited viewing can occur of that film over a 72 hour period. Download kanopy on your device using this URL http://banana.kanopy.com or download the app on your mobile device, you can even download on Google chromecast! Need help, pop in and see us or give us a call! Happy viewing!
Home Library Service
The Home Library Service delivers fortnightly, in the Biloela and Thangool areas, on a Tuesday. Staff select resources according to your needs and co-ordinate delivery to the homes of Library members; this is a free service. Deliveries are made to those who have been deemed physically unable to access the library by a 'certifying authority' (Doctor, Therapist, Social Worker, etc). The Application for Home Library Service can be downloaded here.
For more information regarding eligibility for the Home Library Service, please contact Library Staff at the Biloela Library on (07) 49927362
Internet/Email/Word Processing Facilities
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.
An Inter Library Loan (ILL) may be able to be sourced for items the library does not hold. This service will incur a $5/item fee, payable on request.
If the lending library has extra charges we will contact you before proceeding with the request.
Community Language Resources
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) 49927362 or email: email@example.com.
Bulk Loans to Organisations
Bulk loans to pre schools, kindergartens and other organisations are available depending on availability of resources at the time of application.
Local History and Genealogy
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.
Access thousands of eBooks and eAudio books! FREE!
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 "Sign In", find "Banana Shire Library" in the drop down box, then put in your Library card barcode and PIN. You can also download the app!