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Library Services

Access all of our CHRC Library services by becoming a member here.

  • Montage - Online Catalogue

    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.

  • Loan Parameters

    Physical Collection

    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.

  • UpSkill Collection


    The CHRC Library Service has created a new collection of resources available to loan called ‘UpSkill Collection’. these are resources in all different formats to aid in you personal, your team or your bushiness professional development journey. Ask you nearest library about this collection or search ‘UpSkill’ in the online catalogue Montage.

  • Reader Kits

    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.

  • Book Club Sets

    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.

  • Justice of the Peace

    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:

    • Blackwater
    • Emerald
    • Gemfields
    • Rolleston (Commissioner of Declarations)
    • Springsure
  • Exam Supervision



    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 

    • A minimum of 14 days is required to ensure sufficient time to receive examination papers and coordinate supervision;
    • The maximum duration for each exam is no longer than 3 hours;
    • It is the responsibility of the student to confirm examination documentation have been received 3 days prior to examination date;
    • It is the responsibility of the student to check with their institution of supervisors’ eligibility prior to proceeding with enquiry.

    To organise an exam, please contact your nearest library branch

  • Home Library Service



    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:

    • Emerald on 4986 8444
    • Springsure on 4984 1265
  • BorrowBox App


    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:

    1. Make sure you have your library membership number, 4-digit password and valid email address before you start.
    2. Go to either Apple store or Google Play Store to download your free app.
    3. Search for ‘CHRC Libraries’ and select.
    4. Enter your details and follow the instructions to browse, borrow, confirm and download.
  • PACs, printing with Princh and Wi-Fi


    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.

    It is now available via both the app and a QR code. Printing is aligned with council fees and charges and can be paid with the below options:

    • Cash/coin at the library
    • PayPal
    • Online banking

    Free Wi-Fi (wireless internet) is available at the branches below:

    • Blackwater
    • Capella
    • Dingo
    • Duaringa
    • Emerald
    • Rolleston
    • Springsure
    • Tieri
  • Ancestry Access



    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:

    • Capella
    • Emerald
    • Gemfields
    • Springsure

    Customers also have access to the Moses Wafer collection at the Dingo branch.

  • First 5 Forever


    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.

    For more information on First 5 Forever, view this short video from the Queensland Government.

  • Membership Access


    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:

    • Notify library of change of address
    • Be responsible for all items borrowed on this card
    • Pay for the cost of any lost or damaged items as well as any associated account fees.

    Adult Membership

    • Full digital access (e.g. apps and online catalogue)
    • 20 physical items borrowed at any given time
    • All branches in the region

    Junior Membership

    • Full digital access (e.g. apps and online catalogue)
    • 10 physical items borrowed at any given time
    • All branches in the region

    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:

    • Full digital access (e.g. apps and online catalogue)
    • 2 physical items borrowed at any given time
    • All branches across the region
  • Libby

    That’s right, the library service has another new app available. Libby offers eMagazines, eComics, eBooks and eAudio Books for free!

    With a totally different selection from our BorrowBox and Kanopy apps, we can offer a wide range through the electronic platforms to meet all tastes.

    To get started, just register through the Libby link in our Montage platform, then download the Libby app and log in. That’s it!

    Our library ladies and gent are always happy to help as well.

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