Visitor Information Centres & Libraries

Normanton and Karumba Library

Public Libraries are a partnership between Local Government and the Queensland Government through the State Library of Queensland. Our little libraries are apart of Rural Libraries Queensland, which gives you access to over 300 000 books available through our catalogue. Being part of 27 other shires gives our library access to so much more. Once you are a member there is free talking books and e-books, search your family tree, trove and many many more. 

To find out more either drop into the centre or go online to

The Normanton and Karumba Library is not just about books anymore! We hold  large selection of adult, young-adult and junior fiction and non-fiction, junior read-a-long kits, audiobooks on MP3 and CD, baby board books, book club sets, DVDs, magazines, newspapers and local history information.

First 5 forever is offered weekly for 0-5 year old's at the Karumba Library each wednesday from 10am to 11am and the Normanton Library each every second saturday from 10.00am to 11.30am (please refere to schedule below for dates).

 “First 5 Forever is an initiative of the Queensland Government, coordinated by State Library of Queensland and delivered in partnership with local government”.  

  • First five poster normanton

First Five

Other Library services offered include:

  • FREE Access Computers for Microsoft Office
  • Access Computers for Internet
  • Wi-Fi
  • Computer Skills Assistance
  • FREE Access to for Family History searches
  • Printing/Scanning/Copying Services
  • VIC centre

    Come into the Normanton Visitor Information Centre in the historic Burns Philp Building, located on the corner of Landsborough & Caroline Streets, where you can enjoy  a cool drink and talk to the friendly staff. You might like to purchase a small souvenir and browse Normanton's attractions and history. The Visitor Information Centre houses the Heritage Centre as well and has displays featuring flood photos of Normanton, pioneers and explorers, wildlife displays and historical artefacts.

    Phone: (07) 4747 8444

    Area Opening Hours


    9:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Friday

    Visitor Information Centre

     9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Sunday



  • Karumba Library 2

    Karumba Library is located at 154 Walker Street Karumba which is the hub for community members and youth with easy access to surrounding facilities such as the park, playground and local pool.

    Phone: (07) 4747 7522
    Fax: (07) 4745 9701

    Opening Hours
    9:00am to 1:00pm Monday to Friday


  • Barra Centre

    The Les Wilson Barramundi Discovery Centre is located at Yappar Street Karumba. We have a merchandise shop, cafe, local brochures, and information that covers Townsville to Cooktown, Townsville to Mt Isa, the lovely Atherton Tablelands and along the Savannah way to Karumba and Karumba to Winton.

    Phone: (07) 4745 9359

    Opening Hours
    9:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Sunday