Toowong Municipal Library

Toowong Municipal Library

Stage Number: MBNH.07.02.70

Group: Western

Local Study Area: Toowong-St Lucia-Indooroopilly

Epoch: Late 20th Century

Street Address: 579-583 Coronation Drive, Toowong

Latitude & Longitude: -27.48347222,152.99513889

Time Link: 1961

Map Link: 1963

Image Time Point: 1963

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The Toowong Library opened on 13 April 1961. At the time it was the largest of the eleven suburban council libraries. The modernist circular design of the Toowong Library building created a greater architectural significance for the institution than the idea of a public site for reading.


Kowald, Margaret. with Val Donovan, Ruth Kerr, Kay Cohen, Lyndsay Smith, and Jean Stewart. Lost Brisbane and Surrounding Areas: The Later Years. Volume 2. RHSQ. 2016 page 240; Toowong & District Historical Society, Toowong Heritage Architecture and Street Art, (Toowong, T. & D. H. S., 2009)

Image Citations

Brisbane City Archives, BCC-15117 1960

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 20 chains to the inch. City of Brisbane. Sheet 1. 20 chains to an inch. Survey Office, Brisbane. 634645