Extend Corinda Library Hours 7 days a week

Principal Petitioner Roslyn Nixon, Corinda
Date Closed Tue, 04 Feb 2014 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 154 signatures

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Residents draw to the attention of Brisbane City Council the extremely restricted access to the Corinda Library due to the minimal hours of operation. Currently, the only weekend access is 9am to 12noon Saturdays and there is no access in the evenings. Mondays the library is closed; Tuesdays to Fridays the opening times are 10am to 5pm only.

We, the undersigned, call on Brisbane City Council to extend the Corinda Library operating hours to seven (7) days a week, including a full day on Saturdays and at least one evening until 8pm. This would enable more people of all age groups to access Corinda Library, its services and events. In particular, extended access would meet the needs of residents who work long or unusual hours and provide greater opportunities for both students and family visits, as well as for those relying on library computer facilities.

Council response

Your petition was investigated and considered by Council at its meeting held on 1 April 2014. It was decided that the petitioners be advised of the information below.

The opening hours for each Council library are determined by a range of factors including use by customers, location, space capacity and the range of services available, operating budget and the level of service provided through other libraries in reasonable proximity.

Corinda Library is a small library with the capacity to focus on services that meet the majority of local needs. Corinda Library is complemented by the hub library at the Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. The Indooroopilly Library has the capacity to provide a greater range of services and is open seven days per week, with late evenings to 8pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Due to Corinda Library’s size and location it does not have the capacity to provide the range of services, or attract or support the volume of customers that can be achieved through a hub library. Because the much larger Indooroopilly Library is within reasonable proximity, opens seven days per week and is located within the major shopping centre precinct in the region, extending the Corinda Library’s opening hours to seven days per week is not considered necessary at this time.