Opening hours

Mon–Thu 10am–8pm
Fri–Sun 10am–5pm

SLQ South Bank

Detailed hours for special areas

Infozone (Level 1)
Mon–Thu 9am–8pm, Fri 9am–5pm, Sat–Sun 10am–5pm

Business Studio (Level 1)
Open Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm

John Oxley Library (Level 4)
Open daily 10am–5pm

The Corner (Level 1)
Open daily 10am–3pm

The Edge
Open Tue–Sat 12–8pm, Sun 12–6pm

Basic hours | Full list of hours & public holidays

What is the oldest item in SLQ's collections?

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Our oldest collection item is a cuneiform tablet from ancient Iraq, dating to about 1850 B.C. Was your guess correct?

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eresources

Explore our range of online resources – journal & newspaper articles, family history, music, industry data & more. Free access onsite at South Bank & many available at home if you are an SLQ member.

Host your next event with SLQ

Set amongst the captivating architecture of the Library with views to the Brisbane River, city skyline and Cultural Precinct, our venues offer a stunning and sophisticated backdrop for your event.

Children & families

Explore our diverse range of information, activities and services:

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Illustration adapted from The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnarvas.

Gambling and casinos

Guest blogger: Emeritus Professor Peter Spearritt, curator of Freedom Then, Freedom Now. State governments in every Australian state have legalised poker machines and casinos, primarily because they can tax such…

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Right Wrongs

On May 27, 1967, Australians voted in a referendum to change how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were referred to in the Constitution.

Explore personal stories, opinions and historical recordings of what happened.

Australian NSLA libraries, the ABC and AIATSIS have partnered to produce the Right Wrongs digital exhibition
Pictured: Aunty Celia Smith and Granny Monsell campaigning, Brisbane, 1967 (June Bond Collection, AIATSIS)

Water damage?

  • Information on how to take care of your precious items in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
Pictured: Homes Inundated by flood water, South Townsville, 1946
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Take home a taste of Queensland

Guess this '80s city

c.1881 photographer unknown

It's Townsville!

2008 photograph by Leigh Turner. Source

Pictured: Ronald Cora, ACPA Alumni

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Community connection and advocacy to create, share & preserve Indigenous knowledge, ideas and experiences.

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Icons of Honour from the Rockhampton Region

Like many parts in Queensland, Rockhampton region’s rich First World War heritage is seen through the physical incarnations and memorials such as the new Emu Park Anzac Memorial Walk.  The…

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