Online Catalogue Access Online Catalogue Access

Julia Creek Library members are now able to access the State Library of Queensland’s online catalogue. All you need is your library card number and your security pin - both available by visiting the library in person, phoning 47467930 during business hours or emailing

Through the online catalogue you can access:
• eResources - online databases or download e-audiobooks and music.
• Search - look for a title, favourite author, or subject.
• Reserve - reserve items and they will be delivered to your library
• Renew - haven’t finished reading the items you have on loan?
• Suggestion - can’t find what you are looking for? Then ask for an item to be added to the collection.
• Newly added items - don’t miss what has just been added to your library’s collection.

Here is a quick guide on how to access the catalogue.
Access the catalogue here -

Freegal Music Freegal Music

Using Freegal, library members can download 3 free MP3 songs per week from the Sony Music catalogue. Choose from thousands of artists and hundreds of thousands of songs, all free and legal. You can also use the Freegal app on apple and android devices. Contact Library Staff (47467930) to organise a pin for your membership card.

Libraries Libraries

There are two libraries located in McKinlay Shire – one in Julia Creek and one in McKinlay.

Julia Creek Library
56 Burke Street, Julia Creek
Ph: 07 4746 7930
Fax: 07 4746 7956
Open: Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5.00pm and Saturday's 9-12pm.
Offers a range of adult fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, videos, CDs, magazines, audio books, children's books and children's DVDs. 

Membership is free to all shire residents. New members are always welcome. Members can borrow up to 10 items at one time, for 28 days. Loans can be renewed by visiting the library or via phone or email, providing another member does not require the item. To become a member please complete this form.

If the library does not have the book or information you are looking for, the librarian can request it for you from the State Library of Queensland.

Public internet is available (broadband) for free to all members. The cost for non-members is
$3.00 - 15 mins
$4.00 - 30 mins
$7.00 - 1 hour

Other services:
- printing
- faxing and scanning
- laminating

For further information and to search the State Library Catalogue,  visit the State Library of Queensland website.

Home deliveries are available for those residents who are disabled or housebound. Contact the librarian for further information.

McKinlay Library
Middleton Street, McKinlay   
Ph: 07 4746 8848
Open: Weekdays10am-2pm May - September (Oct-April Open 10am-2pm Thursday ONLY)
Queensland's smallest public library with a range of adult and children's books. Public internet access available. Membership is free to all shire residents.

Pitch In! Become a Digital Volunteer Pitch In! Become a Digital Volunteer

SLQ has a new digital volunteer program inviting people to tag, text correct or transcribe its significant collections of historic photographs, newspapers and books. It doesn’t matter where you live, it's easy to get started — all you need is an internet connection! Great for students, public library activities and anyone with a passion for history, this project invites you to help make the SLQ digital collections more visible and accessible, now and in the future. Tag photos in Flickr Commons, text correct old newspapers in Trove, transcribe historical documents in Wikisource or tell your Queensland story in Historypin. Enjoy viewing and reading the collections and adding value to them at the same time. Current assignments reflect themes of World War One, Queensland band history, Australian South Sea Islanders, The Ekka, Expo 88 and Queensland Fashion in the 20s and 30s.