About the Libraries

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    Access Computers/Wi Fi

    Internet and Wi Fi access options for members and non-members.

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    The Burdekin Library has four computers and the Home Hill Library has one computer that may be used by members for one hour per day; non-members get 15 minutes for free or may pay $5.00 for one hour. All computers are equipped with scanners.

    Wi Fi

    Library members have access to unlimited Wi Fi at the Burdekin Library, but there is no Wi Fi available in Home Hill. Please see staff for your daily username and password to connect.
    Non-members are allowed 15 minutes free Wi Fi but may pay $2.20 for 2 hours access.

    Printing and photocopying

    Printing is available at 30 cents per page for Black and White, and $2.00 per page for colour. A4 is the only size available.
    Photocopying is available for 20 cents per page for A4 Black and White, and 40 cents for A3 Black and White.

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    Contact The Library

    Location, contact details, and opening hours of the Burdekin Library and Home Hill Library.

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    Burdekin Library – Ayr

    Visit us at 108 Graham Street, Ayr, QLD 4807

    Phone us on 4783 9970

    Email us at

    Facebook us at Burdekinlibrary

    Tweet us @BurdekinLibrary

    Opening Hours

    DayOpenClose
    Monday9.00am5.00pm
    Tuesday9.00am5.00pm
    Wednesday9.00am5.00pm
    Thursday9.00am5.00pm
    Friday9.00am5.00pm
    Saturday9.00am1.00pm
    SundayClosedClosed
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    Home Hill Branch Library

    Visit us at 77 – 79 Ninth Avenue, Home Hill, QLD 4806 (Memorial Hall)

    Phone us on 4782 1327

    Opening Hours

    DayOpenClose
    Monday1.00pm5.00pm
    Tuesday1.00pm5.00pm
    Wednesday10.00am
    2.00pm
    12.00pm
    5.00pm
    Thursday1.00pm5.00pm
    Friday1.00pm5.00pm
    SaturdayClosedClosed
    SundayClosedClosed
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    Heritage and History

    Burdekin Library offers a range of resources for Local History and Family History.

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    If you are conducting any local or family research, the local history room at the library may be a place to visit. There are local history books, books written by Burdekin locals, photos and other material available containing local information.

    The following items are available to view:-

    • The Advocate from 1938 on Microfilm
    • The Home Hill Observer from 1923-1976 on Microfilm
    • The Port Denison (Bowen) papers from 1864-1910 on Microfilm
    • Queensland births, deaths and marriage records on Mircofiche
    • Queensland State Archives shipping registers from the 1860′s until the early 1900′s on Microfiche.

    The following Microfilm and Microfiche can be viewed on the Microfiche Reader/Scanner and copied to a portable device or printed for a fee.

    Hardcopies of the Advocate are available from January 1999 and Observer are available from April 1984.

    Bookings are required to utilise the local history room.

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    Join The Library

    Membership is free to all Queensland residents and International and interstate visitors are able to join on payment of a non-refundable fee

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    Membership

    Library membership is free to all Queensland residents with identification (Drivers Licence, Healthcare Card, electricity bill etc). Children under the age of 18 must be endorsed by a parent or guardian with identification.
    Library members have access to unlimited Wi Fi and one hour library computer access.

    Borrowing

    Members may borrow 18 items for 4 weeks, but only 6 DVDs at any one time.
    Your membership card is necessary to borrow.
    Your card may be blocked if you have overdue or lost items, and you will not be able to borrow until they are returned.
    We are able to send reminders about reservations or overdue items via letter, email or SMS messaging.

     Visitor Membership

    International and interstate visitors are offered a visitor membership that requires proof of identity and current residency, as well as a $25 non-refundable fee.
    Visitors are able to borrow 2 items for 4 weeks with the same Internet and Wi Fi privileges as members.

  • Library Strategic Plan 2011 – 2015

    The 2011 - 2015 Burdekin Library Strategic Plan demonstrates the vision for the Burdekin Library in the community.

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    The 2011-2015 Burdekin Library Strategic Plan confirms its commitment to Burdekin Council’s values as identified in the 2010-2015 Corporate Plan.

    Please refer to the Burdekin Library Strategic Plan 2011-2015 for the full details of the plan.

    Vision

    The Vision for the Burdekin Library is:

    A vibrant inclusive Library Service working with key partners to provide quality facilities, services and programs to enable, enrich and connect the Burdekin community.

    Purpose and Role

    The purpose and role of the Burdekin Library is:

    To provide equitable access to information, recreation, and lifelong learning and to facilitate community engagement and cultural connections in welcoming safe and neutral library spaces.

    Values

    Burdekin Library confirms its commitment to Burdekin Council’s values as identified in the 2010-2015 Corporate Plan. These are:

    • Commitment to the organisation;
    • Leadership;
    • Openness, honesty and trust;
    • Best practice, productivity, innovation and continual learning;
    • Teamwork;
    • Customer focus;
    • Respect, fairness and ethical behaviour; and
    • Valuing people.

    Consultation Process

    Consultation was undertaken to forecast strategic goals and engage and seek views of key stakeholders.

    Key Outcomes

    The key outcomes identified for the Burdekin Library over the next five years are:

    Customer and CommunityOur People and their LearningContinuous Improvement:
    systems, processes and innovation
    Good Governance
    Community needs
    identified
    A staff culture of
    continuous learning
    To provide appropriate
    and enabling
    technologies
    Effective financial and
    resource management
    Accessible, welcoming
    and appropriate places
    Effective two way
    feedback processes
    with staff in place
    Compliance with up to
    date and defined
    policies and procedures
    Strategic planning,
    timely and accurate
    reporting and effective
    decision making
    Library services well
    used, highly visible and
    valued and “owned by
    the community”
    Library staff highly
    valued and
    recognised for what
    they do (internally
    and externally)
    Efficient and user
    friendly data collection,
    analysis and review
    Sound risk
    management and
    active compliance with
    relevant Council and
    State and Federal
    government legislation
    Quality services and
    programs
       

    Please refer to the Burdekin Library Strategic Plan 2011-2015 for the full details of the plan.

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