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Join our Star Weave!

Would you like to be part of Cook Shire Council's pledge to weave 10,000 stars to help end violence? The Cooktown Library now has a weaving station and we are inviting you to help us reach our star weave target for the One Million Stars to End Violence project. The stars are being woven across the world, and will be installed at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

First 5 Forever Stories and Songs

Every week children aged 0 to 5 years old and their carers are invited to a special morning of songs and stories at the Cooktown Library. Story and Song mornings are held every Thursday at 10am.

Cook Shire Library Services

Cook Shire has libraries, one at Bloomfield, one at Coen (currently closed) and one at Cooktown.
Our libraries stock magazines, CDs, DVDs, large print books, audio books on cassette and CD, books in other languages, language learning kits and an extensive range of adult and junior fiction and non-fiction books.
All our libraries offer a Wi-Fi service. Vouchers are available upon request from your friendly librarian at a cost of $4.50 per hour for non-members or free for the first hour and $3.50 for the second hour to Cook Shire library and Rural Libraries Queensland members. A maximum of two one hour vouchers will be issued per person per day.
Other facilities include an inter-library loan service - allowing access to the collections of the Queensland State Library and other libraries around Australia - photocopying and reading areas where tea and coffee is on offer, and the Business Incubation Hub. Click here to access the online library catalogue
Library members can also access hundreds of magazines free on their computer or mobile device using the Zinio e-magazine platform. Magazines available include National Geographic, Woman's Weekly, Men's Fitness, 4x4 Magazine Australia and many more. Click here to register with your Rural Libraries Queensland membership number and PIN code.

Library Hours


Bloomfield Library

Wednesdays:  9am to 3pm

Saturdays:  9am to 1pm

Ph:  4060 8342


Coen Library

Saturdays: 9am to 12.30pm

Ph:  4060 1204


Cooktown Library

Monday to Friday:  10am to 5pm

(closed between 1.15pm and 2pm)

Saturdays:  9am to 12.30pm

Ph:  4069 5009



For further information

For general information regarding Cook Shire libraries, contact the Cooktown Library on 4069 5009 or email