Beenleigh Library


Crete Street
Beenleigh QLD 4207


Phone: (07) 3412 4130

Opening hours

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

About Beenleigh Library

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 customers can still grab a cuppa, read, rest or participate in the many activities at the Beenleigh Library.

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.

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. 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 & Heritage Centre.

Visit these websites to explore the history of Beenleigh further.

Public art and heritage trail

Beenleigh history

Logan's local heritage

Logan history resource kit


  • Wheelchair access
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair and wheeled walking aid available
  • Automatic height adjustable table with PC
  • Adaptive keyboard
  • Trackball mouse
  • Home Library Service


  • Printing / photocopying / scanning
  • Public internet access computers
  • Free wifi for library members
  • Free technology classes




  • Off street parking
  • Baby change facilities
  • Self-serve coffee and refreshment vending machines
  • Beenleigh Library Book Club

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

Earth the toughest bootcamp book launch

Local author, accredited global past life and regression practitioner and educator Elizabeth Taylor for the launch of her new age and spirituality book "Earth: the toughest boot camp in the universe". Hear Elizabeth's writing and self-publishing journey and meet artist Donald Waters, the creator of the book's beautiful cover.

When: March 11, 2017
Where: Beenleigh Library