Beenleigh Library

Location

Crete Street
Beenleigh QLD 4207

Contact

Phone: (07) 3412 4130
Fax: (07) 3287 5675

Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Today 9am - 8pm
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm
Sunday Closed

Library History

From 1887 the School of Arts in James Street provided a library where travellers could use the penny reading room to rest, read and have a cuppa while waiting for appointments and transport. In 1990 the local council opened the Beenleigh Library adjacent to the Court House. The current Beenleigh Library is located in Crete Street overlooking the War Memorial park. Travellers and patrons can still grab a cuppa, read, rest or participate in the many activities at the Beenleigh Library.

Public art and heritage trail

Beenleigh - Yugambeh Country

The Beenleigh area is the traditional home of the Gugingin people who refer to the area as 'Wobbumarjoo' which is interpreted as 'boggy clay'. The Gugingin are part of Yugambeh language region south and east of the Logan River to the Tweed River.

Logan history resource kit

Origin of Name

John Davy and his brother-in-law Francis Gooding settled in 1864 and named their property 'Beenleigh' after the Gooding family property in Devonshire England.

Visiting Beenleigh

Beenleigh is located between the Logan and Albert Rivers and was settled by Europeans from 1840.  Sugar cane grown in this region led to a successful sugar industry.  The earliest licensed distillery in Australia opened in Beenleigh and produced the award winning Beenleigh Rum. Beenleigh is now part of Logan City and is home to the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum and Yugambeh Museum Language and Heritage Centre.

Beenleigh history

Logan's local heritage

Yugambeh Museum Language & Heritage Centre

  • Beenleigh Library Book Club

    The Beenleigh Library Book Club meets at 11 am at Beenleigh Library on the second Tuesday of the month.