Lockyer Valley Libraries


​Please contact your local library to confirm opening hours and events. There are currently temporary restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

Lockyer Valley Libraries Catalogue

For any further information regarding the Lockyer Valley Libraries, please view the:

This catalogue will provide information about:

  • "My Library"
  • News
  • Events
  • eResources
  • New Books
  • Computer Bookings (at the library) 

Joining and borrowing

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.

Members can:

  • Borrow up to 15 items for four weeks;
  • Access a range of electronic resources including eBooks, eMagazines and eAudiobooks;
  • Borrow and return items to any Lockyer Valley Library branch – Gatton Library and Laidley Library;
  • Renew and reserve items online (or at any branch); and
  • Book computers and events online.

To join, visit any branch during their business hours or join on​line.

Library services

Services available at both the Gatton and Laidley Libraries include:

  • Computer/Internet access;
  • WiFi;
  • Family and local history resources; 
  • Printing, laminating, scanning, photocopying;
  • Reservations;
  • Inter-Library-Loans;
  • Community Languages; and
  • Housebound delivery (available on request within Gatton and Laidley townships).

There are also a range of activities held for all members throughout the year.


Many events are held throughout the year at Lockyer Valley Libraries that cater for all ages.  A range of activities, including storytime, holiday activities, computer lessons, book club, knitting groups and information sessions, ensure that there is always something happening at your library. 

Visit the Library's events calendar to see upcoming events and activities. 

Children's activities

  • Rhyme time (for ages ranging from infants to toddlers)
  • Toddler Time
  • Storytime for under 5's
  • Wriggle and Rhyme
  • School holiday activities (for school-aged children)
  • Topical activities (Manga, Youth Book Clubs, Junior Book Clubs)

Please view our events calendar for more information regarding children activities as bookings may be required to meet COVID-19 requirements.  


Activities for adults

  • Technology sessions
  • Book groups
  • Author visits
  • Guest speakers

Please view the catalogue for more information regarding the activities on offer.

Justice of the Peace

 Qualified Justice of the Peace are available on:

​Monday​Gatton Library​10am to 12 noon
​Wednesday​Laidley Library​1.30pm to 3.30pm

Ask a Librarian

Can't find what you're looking for? Have a question about any of our services?

You will need to enter your Borrower ID and PIN to use this service.

Please be sure to include your full contact details when using this service and be as specific as possible with your question.


What is Words for Wellbeing?

Words for Wellbeing provides people with a list of useful, evidence-based self-help resources that have been recommended by health professionals and organisations directly involved in healthcare.  

Visit the Words for Wellbeing website for direct links to the titles on our library catalogue, Apps for Teens/Young Adults and Apps for Adults.

If you would like to print the lists out to take to your health care provider, please follow the following links.  

This is a joint project of the following services:


Page reviewed: 15 Dec 2020 11:48am