Cairns Library

Cairns Library: Hours, Address, Cairns Library Reviews: 4.5/5

Cairns Library
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Eva M
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Aug 2021
I love the building and the drive-thru book return. The staff are friendly and the layout is unique but easy to figure out. The collection is large enough that I can always find something interesting.
Written 26 March 2022
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Brian E
Melbourne, Australia118 contributions
Feb 2021 • Family
Having booked a massage in downtown Cairns and finding we had an hour before the massage booking we strolled into the library off the street and were amazed at it’s open spaces and large range of books and seating.

The library at self was a beautiful relief from the Cairns heat and we were excited to see the range of periodicals available including daily papers and magazines which you are free to read. Lounge chairs were readily available we settled in and read our papers and magazines for the hour once finished we return the periodicals and headed for our massage. If you are looking for a lovely place to take time out then I highly recommend this library
Written 6 January 2022
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BrissieJim
Brisbane, Australia238 contributions
Oct 2021
Situated in a lovely old classical building and presenting a rather old-fashioned appearance, the library nevertheless is large and inviting. Take time out of the sun to rest in one of the many seating areas and browse the books or magazines.
Written 8 October 2021
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lisa
Greater Sydney, Australia30 contributions
Mar 2021
A friend from Cairns mentioned there's a self-guided audio history walk departing from the library in the Cya On The Road app. I and my hubby did it and enjoyed very much because it really showed us a unfamiliar side of the tropical city and told us a lot of the stories of Cairns that even our local friends didn't know about.
Written 16 March 2021
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Alice R
Hobart, Australia8,215 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Beautifully white columned building with a large forecourt. Immaculate presentation and well manicured garden areas, close to city centre.
Written 9 March 2021
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rossmariac
Wollongong, Australia599 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
This library is tourist friendly and has wifi and computers if you need to logon
The staff are helpfully if you need to print anything or just need some general information about the regional and it’s affiliation with sister cities around the world
Written 16 November 2020
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Jose W
Brisbane, Australia26 contributions
Sep 2020
This is a well laid out and well cared for library with very comfortable chairs. It has excellent bathrooms that are immaculate. Newspapers are provided and they have computers for public use. Very helpful staff.
Written 24 September 2020
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Joan F
Seattle, WA64 contributions
Jan 2020
We didn't actually go in the library but on it's grounds there are several large trees that house 8,000 large flying fox bats. It;s wonderful to watch them at dusk as they fly to the rain forest to forage on fruit and pollen. They can be observed all day long hanging in the trees. They are nosey and smelly so some people are trying to get rid of them by getting rid of the trees. There is a movement rot save both.
Written 11 February 2020
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Greglena
Fair Oaks, CA162 contributions
Jun 2019
This review is for the fruit bats that hang out in the trees just to the northwest of the library. If you have about 15-30 minutes around dusk you should head over there. That's when they wake up and start flying out to forage for food. Even if you can't get to the library, try to make a point to look up at the evening skies around the tourist area. At first you may think you are seeing a bunch of seagulls flying about, but then if you look closely you realize their wings aren't bird wings and those large birds are actually very large bats. Pretty cool.
Written 14 November 2019
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Darrell T
Adelaide, Australia101 contributions
Aug 2019
We were told a unique display was on exhibit in the Cairns Library, which told the stories in pictures & words of a lot of famous Shipwrecks located around the Australian coastline. It was well displayed and very interesting - we really enjoyed it.
Written 3 September 2019
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  • Mon - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


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