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?

View Answer

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

View Question


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.

Children & families

Explore our diverse range of information, activities and services:


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

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
Book and toy

at SLQ

Take home a taste of Queensland

Pictured: Ruby Red Shoes by Kate Knapp

Queensland Places – Victoria Memorial Institute, Thursday Island

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…

View John Oxley Library Blog post

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.

Pictured: 22 May 1915 Roll of Honour Page 26 of the Queenslander Pictorial, supplement to The Queenslander, 22 May, 1915. Image number: 702692-19150522-0026

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

c.1881 photographer unknown

It's Townsville!

2008 photograph by Leigh Turner. Source

kuril dhagun

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

Read more…

Digitised@SLQ: Signaller Charles William Arthur Johnston Diary

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…

View World War 1 Blog post