Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Collections Collections

Cassowary Coast Libraries have a wide range of resources for use in the libraries and at home. You can search our collections by using our online catalogue. Our collections are funded jointly by Council and the Queensland State government. Cassowary Coast Libraries receive financial assistance from the Queensland Government through the State Library of Queensland.




Stories for young and old, including westerns, romance, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, graphic novels, picture books and board books.


Facts on all sorts of subjects, including biographies, cookery, personal health, travel and gardening.

Reference: Encyclopaedias, dictionaries, workshop manuals, atlases and other material for use in the branches.


Current Magazines

Magazines are available on a variety of topics including science, sport, travel, cooking and art. Some current issues are not available for loan, however back issues can be borrowed. Back issues of magazine titles held in other branches can be reserved.


Newspapers are also available for use in the branches.

Special Collections

Large Print

Fiction and non-fiction books are available for those who find normal print too difficult to read.

Languages Other Than English (LOTE)

Fiction, non-fiction and DVDs in a range of languages. Please ask you friendly library staff if you can't find the language you want.


eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines

eBooks and eAudiobooks are now available for your devices with BorrowBox, Overdrive and OneClickdigital. Download the very best of Australian, New Zealand and international authors, including big names such as Matthew Reilly, Di Morrissey, David Baldacci, Kate Morton, Jeffrey Archer, Jodi Picoult and Andy Griffiths, among others. The selection of local and international bestselling titles expands constantly.

eMagazines are also available on your device through the Zinio platform.


Using Google to search online can retrieve a lot of irrelevant and incorrect information. Using databases will provide current, quality information. Cassowary Coast Libraries provide access to a range of databases including some that you can use at home. You will need your library card number to access these databases, and in some cases you may need other details.




Documentaries, TV series and films for young and old.


Popular, jazz, country, classical and world music and relaxation audio discs.


Books you can listen to on CD, MP3CD and pre-recorded MP3 players, including fiction and non-fiction titles.


Computer games and learning software.


Local history: The Innisfail Heritage Collection is the history of the former Johnstone Shire (Innisfail branch) and the Dorothy Jones Library Local History Collection is the history of the former Cardwell Shire (Tully branch). These include books, maps and newspapers. The Pictorial Museum is a collection of local historic photographs. Donations to the Local History collection are invited.

Family history: Cassowary Coast Libraries hold a collection of books, microfiche/microfilm and CD-ROMS to help you research your family history as well as some online tools and access to FamilySearch microfilms.