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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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:


Children reading a book

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

Book and toy

at SLQ

Take home a taste of Queensland

Pictured: Ruby Red Shoes by Kate Knapp

Cracknel Road Estate, Annerley [Tarragindi], 1924 (Map of the Week)

State Library of Queensland has an extensive collection of historical maps of Queensland, some of which have been digitised and can be viewed online. This Brisbane real estate map from…

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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.

Image: 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.

25 years of

We asked activists, politicians, community advocates, social justice professionals, and everyday Queenslanders to share their thoughts about the impact of the Act, and personal and community stories of challenge and triumph against discrimination. This compilation is a selection of those responses.

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Flip the tile

Did you guess it? It's a snake wrapped around the neck of a German Shepherd at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, ca.1930.

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kuril dhagun

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

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George Crigan Graham Collection Digitised@SLQ

Another wonderful World War I collection which has recently been digitised is that of Private George Crigan Graham who served with the 9th Battalion on the Western Front.  This large collection comprises…

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