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

Pictured: Doris Auguste Heindorff listening to a gramophone, (Image number: 7717-0001-0001)

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Have your say as SLQ develops a digital strategy for the future


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.

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.

Children & families

Explore our diverse range of information, activities and services:


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

Redland Bay, 1884 (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 real estate map from 1884 advertises 451 allotments of land for sale at Redland Bay in the Brisbane.

View John Oxley Library Blog post

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)

Pictured: Thomas Dowse,  Brisbane Town Clerk, 1862—1868; Former convict 1824—1836

Tracing your family history?

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Take home a taste of Queensland

Guess this '80s city

c.1881 photographer unknown

It's Townsville!

2008 photograph by Leigh Turner. Source

Pictured: Ronald Cora, ACPA Alumni

kuril dhagun

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

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Premier’s Anzac Prize time capsule

On 11th April 2017, eight Queensland high school students and their two chaperones departed Brisbane on a once-in-a-lifetime Anzac journey, as part of the Premier’s Anzac Prize 2017. The Prize is open to all eligible Queensland high school students in years 8 to 11, and the eight prize winners for 2017 came from schools all over ...

View World War 1 Blog post