Bob McDonald Library

The Bob McDonald Library is not just about books anymore!

We hold a large selection of adult, young-adult and junior fiction and non-fiction, junior read-a-long kits, audiobooks on MP3 and CD, baby board books, book club sets, DVDs, magazines, newspapers and local history information.

The Library also offers

  • FREE Access Computers for Microsoft Office
  • Access Computers for Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Queensland Museum Loan Kits
  • Story Time for 0—4-year-olds (Thursdays 10 am) Reading, Activity and Snack
  • Computer Skills Assistance
  • Microfiche Reader and some films for Births, Marriages, and Deaths
  • FREE Access to for Family History searches
  • Printing/Scanning/Copying Services


The Bob McDonald Library has free membership to all Cloncurry Shire residents.

Members have access to a catalogue of more than 300,000 items online, at any time of the day or night through the Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) network. The network is made up of 28 local councils and 67 public libraries supported by State Library of Queensland. The new online database gives local library members access to the entire RLQ catalogue, including bestsellers, audiobooks, popular DVDs, large print books, magazines, free eBooks, audiobooks, and music downloads. Search the catalogue, reserve and renew loan items or access State Library of Queensland's online databases. All you need to do is use your current library card and PIN number (set up at library) to login.

Tourist Membership

Tourist Memberships are available through RLQ (online or through the nearest RLQ library). This is your gateway to resources and services provided by local government and the State Library of Queensland for the travelling rural community. Borrow from one RLQ library and return the item down the road to a different RLQ library. As a tourist member you can use the online catalogue to search the library collection, renew items and view a list of items you currently have on loan. It also provides you access to download free eBooks, audiobooks, music and more.