Garden City Library Review

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Garden City Library is a wonderful destination for Brisbane Kids. There is a dedicated children’s area called ‘The Secret Garden City’ that is themed beautifully with incredible imagery on the walls including a range of birds, butterflies, and bugs to find in the murals. There are also numerous ‘windows’ showcasing different scenes of Brisbane in a painted style.

Interactive spaces

Garden City Library children’s area features an interactive projection onto the floor with a range of fun and engaging displays like lava, frogs, fish in a stream and space scenes. There is also a digital tabletop offering games and activities from digital air hockey, drawing activities, space invaders style games and a range of others.

Books for kids and more

The range of books and resources available to borrow is extensive and varied. You will discover a large number of board books for the youngest Brisbane Kids and an impressive collection of picture books ranging from classics to the latest releases. There are also books aimed at those beginning readers including levelled books and easy chapter books as well as a wide range of non-fiction and fiction books to suit all interests and abilities. Garden City Library also provide an assortment of children’s magazines and DVDs and CDs – all available to borrow.

Secret Garden City

Younger Brisbane Kids will love the different sized entryways to the Secret Garden City with small, medium and large openings in the wall. This simple feature adds a beautiful whimsy to the space, along with reading nooks, armchairs, stools and other spots to sit and enjoy the library.

Garden City Library at a glance

  • There is an after-hours chute for returns
  • Internet and WIFI
  • The library offers photocopying and scanning services (a fee may be involved)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • You can borrow books, ebooks, DVD’s and CD’s
  • Open 7 days a week but closed on public holidays

Location: Garden City Library is conveniently located on Level 4 of Garden City shopping centre near the cinemas and the outdoor dining precinct. Garden City Shopping Centre is located on the corner of Logan and Kessels Rd, Upper Mount Gravatt. You can find out more about their opening hours on their website.

Frequently asked questions about Brisbane libraries

Does it cost money to get a library card? Library membership is free across South East Queensland. For Garden City specifically, library membership is free to anyone who lives, works or studies in Brisbane as well as Brisbane City Council rate-payers. 

You simply need to show proof of your current residence and a photo id with a signature. 

Can my child get a library card? Yes, they sure can. If they are under 18, the parent or guardian will need to show their ID and for kids under 12, there are special children’s cards. 


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