The Annerley Library, designed in 1956, is a surviving example of a purpose-built library designed by Brisbane City Council’s distinguished architect, James Birrell. Together with the adjoining Community Centre and its landscaped setting, the library forms a tranquil, shaded corner in the otherwise hostile environs of Ipswich Road. The library has been a valued community resource since its opening in the 1950s. The adjoining Community Centre has augmented the community facilities on the site.
e) It is important because of its aesthetic significance
as an integrated development of buildings and landscape, that provides a tranquil, shaded corner on Ipswich Road.
g) It has a strong or special association with the life or work of a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons
as a library and community facility since the 1950s.
h) It has a special association with the life or work of a particular person, group or organisation of importance in the City's or local area's history
as the only remaining functional, purpose-built library and integral landscaped setting designed by the distinguished Brisbane City Council architect James Birrell.
NOTE: The purpose of this report is
to provide a general reference source of information
about the main historical and descriptive features that
contribute to the cultural significance of the heritage
place. It is based on available evidence and may be
re-assessed if further information becomes available.
It is NOT an official report and does not in any way
replace the official Heritage Register entry, which
can be viewed in the City Plan. A qualified practitioner
should undertake a thorough conservation study of the
heritage place before any action is taken which may
affect its significance as a heritage listed place.
For further information please phone Council on 3403