January 27, 2022

Australia: $20 Million Public Library Nearly Ready to Open in Gold Coast

From The Gold Coast Bulletin/GoldCoast.com:

With a slide, an auditorium and a recording studio, you might not guess the intended use of Helensvale’s latest building.

But the 85,000 books waiting to be stacked in alphabetical order give the game away at the new $22 million library [$19.95 million/USD].

The facility, due to open on July 17, is nearly three times the size of the old library with new features.


The auditorium will seat 200 and there is a media lab, rehearsal rooms and study areas.

Servicing the northern Gold Coast, the library is expected to attract between 1500 and 2000 visitors a day, up from the 800 people a day who used the old one.

Learn More About the New Branch Library (via City of Gold Coast)
Includes drawings and photos.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.