Library Services Library Services

The Gladstone City Library provides both reference and children's services with fully qualified librarians.

Reference Services

A qualified User Services librarian is available for any queries you may have.

Further services include detailed help in finding information within the library's collection.

If the information is not available from the Gladstone Library an inter-library loan can be arranged. A fee may apply to some inter-library loans.

Children's Services

The children's library has books suitable for all ages. A qualified Young People's Librarian is available to help children find information & assist them in their selection.

Further services include, school holiday activities, school visits, & regular storytelling sessions. Please ask at the desk for more information.

History and Genealogy History and Genealogy

The Gladstone City Library has a Local Collection Room which houses the local history collection and the genealogy collection. It contains books, reports, newspaper clippings, microfiche and microfilm, and other paraphernalia.

You need to make a booking to use the reader/printer (for microfiche & microfilm). For bookings please phone 49766400.

To search for family history, these links may help -

Queensland Births, Deaths, and Marriages which has an online searchable database for Births up to 1913, Deaths up to 1983 and Marriages up to 1938.

NSW Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages which includes a first time user step-by-step guide.

Victorian Births, Deaths, and Marriages which includes a link to Maritime Births. Which is births which occured on boats on route to Victoria 1853-1920.

Western Australia Births, Deaths, and Marriages a searchable database from 1841

The Australian War Memorial which among other things, lists service records, Roll of Honour and official histories.

The State Library of Queensland also has a web page devoted to Family History which provides links to various resources.

The library, through State Library of Queensland also provides a free link to Ancestry.Com. This is only available on Library computers, one of which is housed in the Local Collection Room.

For further family history research, The Genealogical Society, Gladstone Division, Inc. is situated in the George Young Building, Francis Ward Drive, Gladstone and is open to the public.

For more information visit the Genealogical Society Gladstone District Inc. blog site

Disability Services Disability Services

Gladstone Regional Libraries are fully accessible to people in wheelchairs, including cark par facilities and lift access at Gladstone City Library.

Gladstone Regional Libraries provide specialised collections for people with disabilities. These include:

  • Audio CDs - Books read onto compact discs and MP3 CDs are available for those who cannot read normally. Such persons may be visually impaired or partially sighted, elderly or persons with other reading difficulties.
  • Adult easy reading - This material is for adults who have difficulty reading English, either because of problems with learning to read or because English is not their original language.