Inala Library has just completed a million-dollar makeover and is now open to the public.
The 57-year-old community library located at Inala Civic Centre closed in November 2021 to undergo a facelift. Although the basic structure of the library remains unchanged, residents can expect to find a complete interior remodelling.
Here’s a list of what’s new:
- a new meeting room with capacity for more than 40 people including a kitchenette and audio-visual facilities
- vibrant new spaces for children and young adults
- upgraded seating and study areas
- new service and internet desks to meet current design standards
- relocation of the library entry
- new self-service returns shelving
- new carpet, furniture, lighting and drinking fountain
- upgraded ceiling in the entry corridor.
Whilst the refurbishment was underway, a temporary library facility was set up at the adjacent Inala Hall. Throughout the renovation, the temporary library continued to deliver children’s literacy programs, JP services, free public wi-fi, and collection of library holds.
The Inala Library refurbishment project has been partially funded by the Australian Government under the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure grant program.
The revitalised community space is one of the 41 projects across Brisbane to benefit from a $40-million fund from the Federal Government.
“No matter your age or interest, there will be something for everyone as part of the more than $1.3 million refurbishment including a new meeting room with kitchenette and audio-visual equipment, a vibrant children’s space to support early literacy development, increased seating, a reading lounge, study space and a community table,” Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner said.
Inala Library is open daily except on Sundays and public holidays. Visit Brisbane City Council’s website for opening hours and more information on facilities and services.