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.

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.

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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Age of Consent

The Age of Consent came out on both sides of the Atlantic in the same year,  1938. At the time most books were published overseas and imported into Australia, which…

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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)

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.

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Queensland Indigenous Soldiers

May 1917 saw the lifting of restrictions for the enlistment of men who were of Aboriginal descent. It is timely that 100 years on, the QANZAC team at the State…

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