Bob McDonald Library

Bob McDonald Library

The Bob McDonald Library is not just about books!

There is something at Bob McDonald Library for everyone. The library has a large selection of adult, young adult and junior fiction and non-fiction books. They also have Beginner Readers for various reading levels, audiobooks on MP3 and CDs, baby board books and book club sets. There are collections of DVDs and magazines. Check out the toy library too. 

The library also offers free Wi-Fi, access to public computers and printing/scanning/copying/laminating.

There are a number of activities that the library host each month. Some of these activities include Baby Rhyme Time, Storytime, Afterschool Activities for Tweens, Senior Sessions and so much more. Check out the monthly schedule below for all the details.

Opening Hours

Day Time
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday  9:00am - 12:00pm
Public Holidays Closed
June Library Calendar

Library Events

The library hosts a number of great activities throughout the week and school holidays. Keep up to date with their activities on Council's Facebook page and on this webpage. The library staff look forward to see you soon.

Castle of Tarragindi February 2024



Library Memberships

The Bob McDonald Library offers 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. All you need to do is use your current library card and PIN number (set up at library) to login.

The RLQ 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.

Tourist Memberships are available through Rural Libraries Queensland (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.

Rural Libraries Queensland

Bob McDonald Library is part of the Rural Libraries Queensland network. Our library offers local and tourist memberships, free to everyone. These memberships give you access to a range of local resources but also a plethora e-resources, through the Rural Libraries Queensland. You can access these e-resources through the QLDLibrary App or the Aurora online catalogue. You can borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks, eMagazines and more.