Cairns City Library

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Sometime it’s nice to wind things down a little when you’re looking for things to do in Cairns, so if you’re after a peaceful day of reading and relaxing, why not check out the Cairns City Library?

Out for slower paced Cairns activities, or maybe even things to do in Cairns with kids? Cairns City Library is that perfect setting for many to unwind and even discover new (and historical) information about the region.

Located in the Cairns CBD, the library is the largest branch in the region and the busiest, due to its popularity with both locals and visitors of Cairns. In fact, the branch is so popular the number of annual visitors is in the hundreds of thousands.

Home to a massive range of historical and cultural literature,  the library provides great resources, allowing you to travel back in time and learn about the beautiful city of the Far North that is Cairns. Feel like a novel? You can also browse and locate many fiction and non-fiction novels, or find something new as you browse through their great selections. Yet, libraries are more than just books. Libraries are the central hub of the community.

If you’re looking to keeps the children busy, the library provides a sizeable selection of books and activities to keep the young ones happy, as well as story time sessions for children that are held monthly. The library also provides other services for the community, including computer training workshops, access to the Internet, conference areas and meeting rooms. There’s even a kitchen available, yet one of the more interesting aspects of the library is the cultural ties it has with other communities around the world.

Showcased in glass cabinets around the library are many cultural gifts that the library has received from all around the globe. It can be quite interesting to view some of the strange, weird and wonderful objects that have been collected over the years. Art is also found throughout the complex, including contemporary and classic pieces from local and international artists. So next time you’re in the Cairns CBD who not pop into the library? Plenty to see, an abundance of things to discover, plus… it’s free!

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Cairns Library, 151 Abbott Street, Cairns QLD 4870, Australia
-16.9203867, 145.775308
(07) 4044 3720

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