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State Library of Queensland building

State Library of Queensland
Established (as The Brisbane Public Library): 1896
Officially opened to the public (as The Public Library of Queensland): 29 Apr 1902
Present building inaugurated:25 Nov 2006
Total floor area: 28,000 m2

The State Library of Queensland has been providing free library services to the people of Queensland since the foundation of the institution in 1902. A primary role is to ensure Queensland’s documentary heritage is collected, preserved and made accessible to the public.

The State Library is also a significant research and reference library, and an advocate and financial partner of Queensland’s public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres (IKCs).