Services

Libraries and Knowledge Centres

Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs)

The centres deliver a wide range of information services to people living in regional and remote communities in Queensland. Four of the NPA communities have their own IKC staffed by local NPA community residents and funded by the State Library Queensland (SLQ).

These IKCs provide access to knowledge such as books and records, as well as a range of other reading and study material and free internet access. Specific Indigenous knowledge material are also available.

In the NPA, IKCs provide a range of activities:

  • Free computer training, afterschool activities, First Five Forever program for children 0 to 5 years, Story telling, Young mothers group, Writing your own story and Movie Making.

The Northern Peninsula Area IKCs are staffed by and located at:

  • Seisia IKC: Mabelene Whap, Tumema St, Seisia, (07) 4069 3690
  • New Mapoon IKC: Pauline Lifu, Brown St, New Mapoon, (07) 4048 6619
  • Bamaga IKC: Anna Nona, IKC Building Bamaga is next door to the post office, Adidi St, Bamaga (0740 90 4138
  • Umagico IKC: Lorraine Solomon, Charlie St, Umagico, (07) 4048 6914

Opening Hours are 8 am – 5 pm Monday to Thursday, 8 am - 3 pm Fridays 

Northern Peninsula Area IKCs receive financial assistance from the Queensland Government through State Library of Queensland.

(From L-R) Naianga Nona - Community Services Manager, Mabelene Whap - Seisia IKC, Pauline Lifu - New Mapoon IKC, Lorraine Solomon - Umagico IKC, Bamaga IKC - Anna Nona, 

NPARC IKC members get free access to a range of e-resources available online and as apps you can download to your phone or tablet. Enjoy e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, stream movies and docos and lots more with a free IKC membership. Downloads and video streaming count towards your monthly data usage. Visit Bamaga IKC, New Mapoon IKC, Seisia IKC or Umagico IKC to become a library member today.

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