We have an extensive library inside our visitor centre, with a collection of books and mixed media for all ages, magazines, games, movies, newspapers, special collections with local history and a digital hub. Included is a children’s area, made especially to help kids find the joy of reading. Come check out a book then enjoy reading it in the Staging Post Cafe or outside with our beautiful view.
The library is located inside the Lockyer Valley Function Centre, 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton, QLD 4343.
Become a Library Member
Membership of Lockyer Valley Libraries is free to permanent residents to the Lockyer Valley, Ipswich, Toowoomba and Somerset regions. Permanent residents of Queensland can also become a member of Lockyer Valley Libraries for free.
New Members are asked to show proof of identity with their current address. For example, a driver licence, bank account, invoice, rent receipt etc.
Visitors or non-permanent residents, upon payment of a refundable security deposit, can also borrow and use the library facilities.
Non-permanent residents can sign up for a Free Computer Access card so they can access WiFi, computers, the internet and some eResources.
- Borrow up to 15 items for four weeks;
- Access a range of electronic resources including eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks and eMusic;
- Borrow and return items to any Lockyer Valley Library branch – Gatton Library, Laidley Library and the Mobile Library;
- Renew and reserve items online (or at any branch); and
- Book computers and events online.
To join, visit us at the Gatton Library during opening hours or join online.
- Computer/Internet access;
- Family and local history resources;
- Printing, laminating, scanning, photocopying;
- Community Languages; and
- Housebound delivery within Gatton township, available on request
- Justice of the Peace is on the premises every Monday from 10am-12pmThere are also a range of activities held for all members throughout the year.
Search Through The Lockyer Valley Library Catalogue
Search through the Lockyer Valley Library Catalogue online, or stop in to the library and speak to a librarian. Members can request books from the Lockyer Valley library consortium.
We host children’s learning activities in our Children’s Corner, including:
- Rhyme time (for ages ranging from infants to toddlers)
- Toddler Time
- Storytime for under 5’s
- School holiday activities (for school-aged children)
- Topical activities (Manga, Youth Book Clubs, Junior Book Clubs)
Contact us to learn more about our children’s activities.
Learning Events For Adults
We host a range of events and learning activities for adults including:
- Technology sessions in our digital hub
- Book groups
- Author visits
- Guest speakers
Check our schedule regularly to find out about our upcoming events.