70-Year-Old Stones Corner Library All Set for $600,000 Makeover

Stones Corner Library, one of the busiest libraries in the city, is about to receive some necessary upgrades, thanks to a $600,000 funding from the Brisbane City Council.

Part of the works will give the historic library a brighter and more modern look, including:

  • Reconfigured floor plan to create more space
  • Additional children’s library
  • Small reading lounge
  • Wi-Fi bench overlooking the garden
  • New windows for natural light and sound attenuation
  • Additional toilet amenities

Councillor for Coorparoo Fiona Cunningham said the refurbishments to the library are part of the Council’s wider commitment to creating more to see and do in Brisbane.

Works for the Stones Corner Library will begin in September 2019 and are expected to be completed before the year ends. The library will still be open to the public throughout the refurbishment project.

Stones Corner Library, located at 280 Logan Road, is one of the Council libraries accessible to the public from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Wednesdays to Saturdays. It’s closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Sundays and on public holidays.

Stones Corner Library History

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During the Second World War, the library building was used by American officers as a mess hall. It was originally located in Victoria Park but relocated to the Stones Corner site when it was acquired by BCC in June 1947. The facility opened as a library in 1950.  The last time it underwent a major refurbishment was back in 1996. 

Over the last seven decades, the library has provided services to residents and was the first Council library to provide a free children’s area and reference materials for educational use.