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.

Broadband for Seniors 

The library is also home to the Broadband for Seniors program. The government-funded scheme provides Australians aged over 50 with free access to computer and Internet training and is designed to encourage computer literacy. Find out more

Who can join?

Membership is available to residents, ratepayers, businesses and organisations in Weipa.

Members of associated Rural Libraries in Queensland can borrow from Hibberd Library.

Tourist membership is free to anyone residing or traveling within regional Queensland. Find out more

How do you join?

To join, simply download and complete a Membership Application form below and return it to the Library with the required ID. (Children under 18 may require adult verification).

You can then borrow books and items from all RLQ libraries as well as accessing your account online.

Features and benefits of membership

  • Borrow up to twenty items at one time for up to four weeks.
  • Reserve any item on loan to another borrower. You’ll be notified when it’s available.
  • Request books to be reserved or order books not currently listed at the Weipa Library. 
  • View the online catalogue
  • Receive overdue and reservation notices via email.
  • Search for titles in the state library’s One Search catalogue.
  • Learn about local history through the Cape York Collection.


Membership to Hibberd Library is free however some fees may be required for additional services such as photocopying, printing and fax services.

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.

Craft sessions

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.

School holiday activities

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.

Opening hours

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

Contact us:

Phone: (07) 4030 9403

Email: library@weipatownauthority.com.au

Membership Forms