The Victoria Memorial Institute building was an important part of the Thursday Island landscape for around ninety years, before being demolished in the early 1990s to make way for new…
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SLQ Gallery, level 2
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One Search catalogue
A record of SLQ’s holdings + access to the online, multi-subject databases to which the library subscribes on your behalf. The key to SLQ.
SLQ website search
Covers our web pages, events and blog posts - a collection of useful information by and about State Library. The face of SLQ.
What is the oldest item in SLQ's collections?
Our oldest collection item is afrom ancient Iraq, dating to about 1850 B.C. Was your guess correct?
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.
The Illustrated London news historical archive
The full Archive from 1842–2003 in fully searchable digital format. More than 150 years of social, political and cultural history.
Australian art auction records
Art auction sales results for Australian and New Zealand artists from the 1970s. Valuation of your artwork can also be requested for a small fee paid to the database vendor.
Courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, & more. New courses added weekly.
- Information on how to take care of your precious items in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.
Search digital portraits of nearly 30,000 First World War Queensland soldiers.
This collection represents a uniquely discoverable resource which is available for current and future generations.
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.
Guess this '80s city
The State Library has recently digitised an interesting World War I diary kept by Signaller Charles William Arthur Johnstone of the 41st Battalion. The diary covers the period December 1916 to…