Library Services

The Mount Isa City Library provides a variety of collections and services to members, from books, audio-visual materials, e-books, digital resources, toys, rhyme time and story time, children activities, historical collection and research service, computer and internet to study space.

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Special Collections

The Mount Isa City Library maintains a number of special collections to enable access by people with special needs.

Large Print Books

A wide range of large print books are available for all patrons to borrow. These books have larger than normal typing, which makes them easier to read if you have eyesight problems. Westerns, romance, thrillers, and biographies are accessible in larger print.


Bestsellers, biographies and language instruction are also available on compact disc.

Languages other than English

Book and audio resources are available in languages other than English for all patrons to borrow. If the Library does not currently hold the language you require, a selection can be obtained for you.

For the full list of available languages visit the State Library of Queensland.

For children, the library has access to a range of digital picture books in other languages.

Historical Collection

The Mount Isa City Library has a rich collection of information resources on Mount Isa City, mining history and local newspapers. These are available to be viewed in the library.

Requests and Inter-Library Loans

If the Mount Isa City Library does not hold the particular title you are after, library members may suggest items for purchase. The library reserves the right to assess each suggestion for purchase.

Another option is borrowing items from another library (Inter-Library Loan). Most Inter-Library Loans are free, but in some cases a fee may be incurred. You will be consulted before a fee-incurring request is made.

Every effort will be made to ensure your request reaches you as soon as possible, however waiting times may be long due to circumstances beyond our control.

Computer and Internet

The Mount Isa City Library has 21 computers available for booking although social distancing requirements have currently reduced those available. Members can book up to two hours at a time. Pre-booking is available by phoning 4747 3350 after 9:30am. External storage devices can be used in the Library computers.

You may also connect to free Wi-Fi with your own laptop or portable device.

Printing and photocopying services are available, charges apply.

Special conditions apply to use by children 16 years and under. For further information please read the internet policy.