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Elanora Branch Library, Queensland, Australia


Elanora Branch Library
Elanora Branch Library

Name of the Library: Elanora Branch Library
Parent Organisation: City of Gold Coast

Street Address: Pines Shopping Centre, Guineas Creek Rd, Elanora QLD 4221, Australia
Postal Address: PO Box 5042, GCMC QLD 9729, Australia
Telephone : 61 7 5581 1671
(incl Country code)
Web Address: https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/library
Library Email: lcs@goldcoast.qld.gov.au

Type of Library: Regional Library
Population served: 50205
Project Type: New Building
Size (square metres): 2627
Date of Completion: 2007
Architect: Dale Cohen Architects


The Elanora Branch Library was designed as a “floating” elevated faceted and sculptured form a-top a columned base to integrate with the busy Pines Shopping Centre. The design creates a library that is exciting to visit, easy to use and manage. The library has been designed as a place to meet and interact. Landscaping, paved open areas, outdoor seating, abundant parking and easy proximity to the surrounding facilities makes the Library an ideal community meeting space. The internal space has a modernist, clean line aesthetic that defines the functionality of the space for designated user age groups and activities.

The Library was funded under a public private partnership between the QLD State Government, HSP – the owners of the shopping centre, and the City of Gold Coast. Costing around $10.6 million to build, it features ecologically-sustainable design elements. Its climate sensitive design, including numerous solar/energy initiatives and water efficiency systems enabled this civic building to achieve a high benchmark standard for sustainability.


The Library offers a full range of programs and services, both internally and through outreach activities in the community. Through the wider City of Gold Coast Library network, Elanora offers the local community access to nearly 1 million items in a range of formats, access to computers, Wi-Fi and meeting rooms. Regular and varied programs, designed for junior, youth and adults are offered on a regular basis. Computer skills, general lifestyle and leisure to at-home business development are all on offer. Like-minded people meet in the Library to improve their English language skills, discuss books, tell stories, discuss knitting patterns, and play mah-jong and much more.

Awards, case studies, further informationGold Coast Urban Design Award for Public Architecture (2007)
2007 Community Service Facility $2m – $10m State and Regional