How to donate collection material to State Library of Queensland

State Library is committed to growing its unique Queensland collections for the benefit of current and future generations. We acquire collections through donations, private sales, legal deposit, auctions, and bequests.

We are always happy to hear from individuals, businesses and organisations about possible donations to our collections. Donations are assessed in relation to:

  • our Content Strategy
  • the physical condition of the item/s, and
  • our existing collections.

Predominantly, we collect material that is created in Queensland, about Queensland, or by a Queensland author/creator, but we also collect material related to Australian fine art, and other rare items on a case-by-case basis.

If you have an item or collection of items which you would like to see permanently housed at State Library, there are a few steps to follow. Please read the Donation Process before contacting us about your donation.

If State Library is unable to accept an item, we will suggest alternative placements for it, or dispose of the item (where no contact details have been provided).

For more information, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.

If you are interested in supporting the State Library of Queensland through financial gift-giving, please refer to the Queensland Library Foundation

Are you interested in making a monetary donation or bequest to assist the State Library's work? The Queensland Library Foundation seeks donations on behalf of State Library to maintain, enhance and expand its collections, facilities and services, and in particular to preserve Queensland's cultural heritage.

You can support the Foundation's work by making a donation or a bequest, or contributing to the Legacy Partners Program.

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