About us

State Library of Queensland plays a lead role in serving all Queenslanders, through state-wide library services and partnerships with over 340 public libraries, including 23 Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs).

Founded in 1896, we have become a bold and adventurous 21st century library driven by a commitment to access for all.

SLQ belongs to the people of Queensland. It is an inclusive and welcoming place for all, a trusted source for information, and a place for intellectual freedom, a cornerstone of democracy and custodian of Queensland’s memory.

SLQ is a ‘knowledge bank’ and vital community resource, as much a physical as well as a virtual place for sharing, learning, collaborating, and creation. As a community hub for democracy in action, here everyone is encouraged to have a voice.

State Library of Queensland: all yours


Contact us

How to contact State Library's visitor services when you have an enquiry, a comment or a suggestion, or want to provide other feedback.

State Librarian

Meet Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer of State Library of Queensland.

Social media

Social media used to connect with online visitors by State Library, such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs, YouTube...

Queensland Library Foundation

The Foundation raises funds in order to maintain, enhance and expand State Library's collections, facilities and services, preserve Queensland's cultural heritage and acquire significant collections of rare books, photographs, oral history, maps, artworks and music.


State Library's collections include a rich and diverse range of books, journals and magazines, newspapers, manuscripts and archives, maps, rare books, music, photographs, films and videos, eresources and more.

Indigenous Knowledge Centres

Details and locations of Indigenous Knowledge Centres throughout Queensland, part of the partnership between Local Government and State Library.

Pitch In! - Digital volunteers

Make SLQ's digital collections more accessible. Become a digital volunteer via Pitch In!

Projects and partnerships

Partnerships and projects undertaken by State Library to deliver new services, enrich existing services and provide Queenslanders with greater access to collections.

Corporate information

State Library's directions, publications, structure, role and services.

Library membership

Become an SLQ member now to access our services, collections and facilities.

Library Shop online

Discover an eclectic range of books, gifts, reproduction prints and more at the Library Shop.