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Fraser Coast Libraries offer educational, recreational, informational and cultural resources to the community, through the free access of written, electronic and audio-visual collections.
A wide range of works by local and overseas authors comprising popular, best-selling and award-winning novels.
A selection of material across a range of subjects and interest levels. This includes not-for-loan (i.e. reference-only) items.
A wide range of fiction and non-fiction works by local and overseas authors comprising popular, best-selling and award-winning titles. The collection also includes young adult and adult graphic novels, Audio books, CDs and DVDs.
A range of board books, picture books, easy fiction readers, junior fiction reader, junior fiction and junior graphic novels, junior non-fiction, CDs, DVDs and Audiobooks and junior magazines.
Includes fiction and non-fiction.
Each branch library holds a collection of audio books, including fiction and non-fiction titles, for adults, children and young adults. Libraries also have MP3 CDs which contain entire novels on one single CD. We also have a number of Playaways - these are small portable MP3 players with headphones, each containing a different title.
A great collection of eAudiobooks for all readers, available 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection - download and listen from your iPod, PC, PDA or MP3 player.
Fraser Coast Libraries offer a broad range of CDs including classical, country, opera, rock, jazz and popular music.
Fraser Coast Libraries have an impressive collection of DVDs across all branches.
Here are some categories you'll find in our collection:
A range of newspapers and past issues can be found in Fraser Coast Libraries.
Ask the staff at your local branch if they hold a particular title.
Queensland residents are eligible to apply for a State Library of Queensland e-services card or QPL account. This card (or the account) enables access to additional online databases directly through SLQ. Apply for an e-services card/QPL account.
Here is a selection of databases available through the SLQ website:
Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954
Fraser Coast Libraries provide access to a wide variety of magazine titles on many different subjects. Each branch carries a different selection of titles and customers can place reservations on back issues if the title is not held at your preferred branch.
There are two significant local history collections held by Fraser Coast libraries.
• Hervey Bay Library houses local history information relating to Hervey Bay, Howard and Burrum Heads areas.
• Maryborough Library houses local history resources relating to Maryborough, Tiaro and Woocoo.
Burrum Heads, Howard and Tiaro Libraries hold selected resources relating to their respective areas.
The Local History (LH) collections are available to all who wish to use them within the opening hours of the respective libraries. Please note that these resources are not available for loan. Original materials may have some restrictions with regard to photocopying or handling. In some cases, where there are multiple copies in the region, a resource may also be available for loan from the non fiction collection
The collection does not include large items of realia, or artwork, these being more suitably housed in the local museums or art galleries. Formats collected include the following –
• Printed material - Books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, catalogues, reports, posters, programs, tickets and other items of ephemera.
• Maps and plans - Including subdivision plans, architectural drawings.
• Manuscripts and archives - Council records, family papers and documents, original manuscripts (original and copies) and theses.
• Pictorial - Photographs, prints, postcards, slides, etchings.
• Audio-visual - Oral history tapes, sound recordings, films, videos, DVDs.
• Microforms - Microfilm, microfiche.
• Computerised records - CD-Roms, computer discs, online databases.