During the last quarter of the 19th century and onward, many people of Chinese and Japanese background or descent played an important role in the development of Thursday Island. In…
18–31 Mar | SLQ and throughout Brisbane
Engage with architecture from across the Asia Pacific and explore Australia's role in shaping its future.
Open daily from 11 Feb – 5 Nov
SLQ Gallery, level 2
Venture into the virtual zone, an immersive space where machines come to life and reality blurs with technology.
Open daily until 16 Apr 2017
kuril dhagun, level 1
Discover the creative diversity and historic production of Barambah Pottery.
Due to the inclement weather State Library will be closed today, Thursday 30 March, to ensure the safety of all visitors and staff. Stay safe.
Detailed hours for special areas
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.
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.
Oxford English Dictionary
The authoritative dictionary of the English language, with a timeline of when words entered the English language. Browse by subject, usage, region or origin.
Illustration adapted from The Children Who Loved Books by Peter Carnarvas.
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.
25 years of
We asked activists, politicians, community advocates, social justice professionals, and everyday Queenslanders to share their thoughts about the impact of the Act, and personal and community stories of challenge and triumph against discrimination. This compilation is a selection of those responses.