QMDC's Landcare Discovery Centre

Our Toowoomba Landcare Discovery Centre is undergoing a makeover, thanks to a dedicated group of volunteers... call in and have a look if you are in town. 

Public libraries

QMDC has a resource library open to the public in each of our offices - Toowoomba, Goondiwindi and Roma. The libraries house a variety of resources relating to natural resource management, agriculture and the environment. This includes books, journals, teaching resources, kits, posters, audiovisual material and models. Our library contains 5,500+ resources and is constantly growing. 


 New look Toowoomba library and resources

Online search for titles

The library can be searched online by clicking here. To borrow a resource, you just need to be a resident of the Queensland Murray-Darling Basin.  Here's a small sample of the resources we have available:

This month's feature collection comes from the Toowoomba Bird Observers


 Similar resources can be found under these subjects:


Borrowing Conditions
  • Book loans are for a period of three weeks. Kits and other resources are available for a period of one week. (Alternative conditions need to be discussed with staff at time of borrowing.)
  • If an item you wish to borrow is on loan you may reserve it. You will be notified when the item is returned.
  • Provided the item has not been reserved by someone else this period may be extended.
  • Resources are available for loan by registered library users only (drivers licence or proof of ID may be requred).
  • It is the borrower’s responsibility to return the items to the Landcare Discovery Centre this includes paying return postage if required.
  • It is the borrower’s responsibility to ensure all items borrowed are returned in satisfactory condition with all composite parts accounted for. (This is especially important when borrowing kits.) Borrowers will be charged for missing or damaged items.
  • If items are not returned by the due date you will be issued with a reminder notice. If items are not returned within four weeks of the issue of this reminder notice you will be invoiced for the cost of the items.


More information

For enquiries about library resources or borrowing conditions please contact QMDC on 07 4637 6200.

Other regional and/or relevant libraries
  • State Library of Queensland >> visit here
  • Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) >> eResearch archive
  • Queensland Government >> publications search
  • Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection >> Catalogue Search
  • Border Rivers Chamber of Commerce has a business book section at the Goondiwindi Library. You can search online or, if you have a book you'd like to donate to the collection, you can call the BRCC on 07 4671 3264.
  • NRM knowledge online: an open access digital archive for publicly funded infomration derived from Australian Government Investment in natural resource management activities.


Upcoming Events

Grazing BMP Accelerated Program - Roma

21 June 2018

First day runs from 8am to 5pm Second day from 8am to 12:30pm Places limited and will fill fast Free event! Lunch and smokos provided. What is it?Grazing Best Management Practice is a voluntary online self-assessment tool…  + read more

Maximising your Herd

25 June 2018

Join the discussion with Tim Emery (Tropical Beef Technology Services) and Roger Sneath (Senior Extension Officer, FutureBeef, DAF) on how to maximise your herd with genetics, available pasture and some simple records. TIME:…  + read more

QMDC Members Meeting

06 July 2018

We invite members of the community to join our Member organisations to get an update on our activities and project highlights in the region. Your opportunity to meet our team, our Executive Committee and to give feedback…  + read more