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

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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.

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

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


Corporal ‘Hughie’ Rose was born in Brisbane to William Rose in 1876. ‘Hughie’ Rose who was known as a champion ‘rough rider’, football player and horsebreaker, had been residing with the East family in St Mary’s, New South Wales, for many years. ...

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

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Detachable collar written on by Henry Lawson in pencil and given to a cashier at an hotel at Circular Quay in Sydney "in appreciation of small amounts of money that had been advanced to him."

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

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