Contact your local library to get a PIN and password then go to Montage to access and browse!
The catalogue is available wherever you have internet access, on any device. View what’s in stock, what you have read, make reservations or renewals, share across your social media and leave reviews.
All members of the CHRC Library Service can borrow 20 physical items at one time; 10 of which can be AV items (audio books, DVDs). Loans are for a period of 4 weeks and able to be renewed if not reserved by another member.
BorrowBox App Collection
Users of the BorrowBox app can borrow 12 eBooks and 12 eAudio Books at one time for a period of 14 days. Electronic resources can be renewed and are able to be returned at any time. If not manually returned, the items will automatically return upon the due date.
Kanopy App Collection
The Kanopy App allows 10 films to be streamed for free each month. This include the Kanopy Kids collection.
Anyone can borrow our Reader Kits from all of our CHRC Library branches. Divided into colour coded levels, these are great for children and adults developing basic literacy skills.
If you are part of, or starting, a Book Club, your nearest CHRC Library branch has resources for your group. Digital collections and Book Club Sets (including conversation prompts and 9 copies of the book) are all available to be borrowed our to your club. We swap and purchase new sets all the time.
Book Club Sets are available at all of our libraries.
Our CHRC Library Service are implementing the new Justice of the Peace service. If you need a JP please contact your nearest branch as listed below:
Exam supervision is provided by the library service. Students must communicate with library staff in order to organise the facilitation and scheduling.
Terms and Conditions
To organise an exam, please contact your nearest library branch
CHRC Libraries offers a Home Library Service to assist those in specific town areas who cannot easily access the library; and who do not have someone to pick up their books for them. If you, or someone you know, are a resident of Capella, Emerald or Springsure and have difficulty visiting the library, then the library can come to you!
Staff can select library items and resources from the collection and deliver them to you fortnightly. Items that are not available locally may be available from other libraries in the region. With a combination of books, DVDs, magazines and audio books we have a little something for everyone. We also have a wide range of large print books for those with vision difficulties.
To sign up, please contact:
Sign up and download our free BorrowBox app to access the latest fiction and non-fiction bestsellers in eBook or audiobook format.
The app is suitable for both Apple and Android devices, making it simple to download and listen or read anywhere, anytime.
Four easy steps will get you started:
CHRC LIBRARIES ADDS FILM STREAMING SERVICE, KANOPY
With Kanopy, CHRC Library patrons will have access to more than 30,000 films for free.
The popular on-demand film streaming service Kanopy is now available for free at all nine branches of CHRC Libraries. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting http://centralhighlandsqld.kanopy.com.
Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV or Chromecast. Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Umbrella Entertainment, Madman Entertainment, Under the Milky Way, SND Films and thousands of independent filmmakers.
Kanopy is free for users with a library card; all users need to do to get started streaming films is to visit http://centralhighlandsqld.kanopy.com.
With the motto of “thoughtful entertainment,” Kanopy provides CHRC Library patrons with access to films of unique social and cultural value; films that are often difficult or impossible to access elsewhere, and programming that features diversity, with a wide array of foreign language films and films on race, and current affairs.
The Kanopy collection includes indie hits like Hunt For the Wilderpeople and A Quiet Passion, classic masterpieces like Charade and L’Avventura, and award-winning documentaries like the 2017 Oscar®-nominated I Am Not Your Negro and Sundance Film Festival winner52 Tuesdays. In addition, a number of films which are set in, and are about Australia, can be found on Kanopy like the Sydney Film Festival winner Zach’s Ceremony, the thought-provoking documentaries Murundak: Songs of Freedom and Why Me -Stolen Generations, and acclaimed films like The Dressmaker and the Palme d’Or -nominated drama, Wake In Fright.
Kanopy was founded in Perth by CEO Olivia Humphrey in 2008 as an educational tool for colleges and universities. Available to over 70 universities across Australia, students may already be familiar with Kanopy. Kanopy is available across the globe in New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Calgary, Austin and more, over 5 million Kanopy users stream the most acclaimed movies and documentaries from award-winning filmmakers, and experience the best in independent, classic film, and world cinema.
Free PACs (Public Access Computers) are available at all CHRC Library branches, with no need to book a PAC.
Princh is our printing solution enabled on all PACs and via the Princh website; soon to be available via app and QR Code. Printing is $0.20c per page and can be paid with the below options:
Free Wi-Fi (wireless internet) is available at the branches below:
All branches provide free access to Ancestry.com on the PACs (Public Access Computers). Just by clicking on the Ancestry.com icon on the screen, will allow free family history research to take place at the library.
There are also physical Local/Family History collections housed at the following branches:
Customers also have access to the Moses Wafer collection at the Dingo branch.
First 5 Forever is an ongoing, state wide project that is aimed at children ages 0-5 years. Families are encouraged to join in programs and events delivered by the CHRC Library Service; as well as pick up a free First 5 Forever goodies bag from your nearest library branch.
A child’s vocabulary is developed within the first five years of age; affecting their learning all through primary and secondary school; and even during adult years. The First 5 Forever program helps parents prepare their children for a lifetime of learning through play based learning.
Contact your nearest library branch and find out about Baby Rhyme Time and Kids Time sessions, free First 5 Forever bags, First 5 Book Kits to be borrowed, and tips to keep your sanity while building your child’s vocabulary, learning skills and interacting.
Membership is free for all in the community. Photo identification must be sighted before joining. Adult and Junior memberships are available.
Conditions of Membership
As a member of CHRC Libraries, I agree to:
All branches offer a free temporary membership for travellers. Photo identification must be sighted, and a form completed to join as a temporary member.
Temporary Members are entitled to: