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

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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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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.

100th anniversary – C&K Paddington Community Kindergarten

This month marks the 100th anniversary of C&K Paddington Community Kindergarten located on Charlotte Street. The Paddington branch was officially opened on September 23, 1916 by Lady Goold-Adams, wife of…

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Young Writers Award

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First World War soldier portraits available online

Many thousands of Queensland soldiers had their portrait taken and published in The Queenslander newspaper. Each portrait represents part of a Queensland family's story of their First World War experience.

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Flip the tile

Did you guess it? It's a snake wrapped around the neck of a German Shepherd at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, ca.1930.

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kuril dhagun

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

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The Edge


Libraries as Creative Spaces

The impact of libraries as creative spaces

Promoting ready access to information through digital media.

Understanding and demonstrating the new contributions public libraries make to their communities is critical.

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White Gloves in Normanton and Cloncurry

A friendly Normanton welcome The Q ANZAC 100 First World War Treasures White Gloves team has been out and about again, visiting Normanton and Cloncurry. Niles Elvery, Vesna Andric and…

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Happy Unhappy

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