Welcome to the Hibberd Library

Weipa’s Hibberd Library is designed to meet the unique needs of the Weipa community. As well as being a place where books are read, borrowed and enjoyed, the library fulfills a wider role in the community. 

Residents and visitors to Weipa are welcome to join the Library and can choose from a collection of titles, spanning popular fiction, classic literature, leisure, lifestyle and personal development.

Titles are available in a variety of formats, including books, large print books, magazines, DVDs, and audiobooks. Language, literature and Bookclub sets can be requested from the State Library. 

Hibberd Library is supported by the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) and electronic resources such as ebooks, downloadable audiobooks, information databases and music are all available for Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) members via the online catalogue.

Children 12 years and under must be supervised by a parent or carer at all times.

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Office services

The Hibberd Library also provides public computers with internet access, as well as printing, scanning and faxing facilities. If you have emails to send or word processing to do, you can do it here.

Contact us:

Phone: (07) 4030 9403

Email: library@weipatownauthority.com.au


Storytime & Rhyme Time

Our Storytime and Rhyme Time sessions aim to foster a love of books as well as teaching important listening and social skills. Please see our Library Officer for more information.



Has COVID-19 cleared out your social calendar?

Finally have time to join a book club?

Contact Hibberd Library to register your interest in forming an online book club.

There is a great selection of e-books available for simultaneous download through E-Resource Overdrive

Regular discussions will be conducted via video conference from the comfort of your own home.

Email library@weipatownauthority.com.au or call 07 4030 9403 between 12.00pm & 5.00pm Mon – Fri for further information and to register your interest.

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National Simultaneous Storytime is back for its 20th year! Join us on Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 11:00am as we head into the world of Whitney and Britney the Chicken Divas!

This year NSS takes place on Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 11:00am and we would love it if you could join us by sharing Whitney and Britney Chicken Divas written and illustrated by Lucinda Gifford. Everyone can join NSS, it doesn't matter whether you are at home, a school, a public library or even a university library! 

Join us on Wednesday when we present to you Chicken Divas live from Western Cape College.



Fun, simple craft sessions for all ages are held in the library every Saturday morning.

As at 18th March 2020, the Hibberd Library are suspending all face to face activities including First Five Forever Rhyme time and our Saturday craft sessions due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.


Morning sessions are held during school holidays, with different craft activities offered daily. Spots are limited so bookings are essential. Please contact the library for more details.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in regards to social distancing, the Weipa Town Authority conducted its very first Virtual school holiday program.

Children took virtual tours of the Natural History Museum of America, learnt about different butterflies, took a quick trip to France to check out the Eiffel Tour, came home via Disneyland. The kitchen science experiments and stop motion movies were a massive success.

The Stop Motion movies we received are listed here for you to have a look at.

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Congratulations to all participants of the school holidays. We are glad you enjoyed them.

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Opening hours

Our opening hours at present are restricted due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

We are at present open Monday through to Friday 12noon till 5.00pm.

To help keep everyone safe we are a taking a few extra precautions:

  • Maximum of 10 patrons at any time
  • Maximum 30 minute visit
  • Limited computers available
  • Correct change for printing required
  • Sanitise hands upon entry
  • Place returns in the returns slot
  • Wipe down computers after use
  • Use the self service checkout where possible
Opening Hours
Monday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Wednesday  9:00am – 4:30pm
Thursday 9:00am – 4:30pm
Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday Closed