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Provision of quality information resources and supporting the development of literacy including information and research skills are priorities for the Cairns High Library. Located on the corner of Grafton and Upward Streets the Library is a welcoming space which offers students and staff access to a range of quality literature and non-fiction texts as well as 24/7 access to online resources. Students and staff can access the online catalogue with links to online databases and useful research information at Library Online​. Online databases include Proquest eLibrary and Weblinks. Gale Virtual Reference Library is a digital library with quality non-fiction eBooks.
Online Digital Video Library
Clickview digital video library is available to all staff and students for access to curriculum related video content.
Login using EQ email address and password: Passw0rd1
Users will then be prompted to change the password.
Reading for pleasure is widely recognised as supporting literacy across the curriculum and the extensive collection of contemporary young adult fiction and classics provides an opportunity for students to extend their reading interests. Wheelers eLibrary allows access to eBooks from school and home. Students register and download the appropriate app for their device.
Recreational Reading 
The Library also provides recreational activities during breaks such as The Fellowship of the Book Reading Club for students in the Junior School, chess competitions, card and strategy games. A selection of current magazines is also available for leisure reading.
The Library is open from 7.15am until 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 7.15am to 3.00pm Friday. The full facilities of the Library including internet access are available at these times.