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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 distracting this dangerous Brisbane driver?

It’s “Mephisto”, a captured WW1 German tank!

eresources

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.

Views of Maryborough, 1896

On March 7, 1896, the Maryborough Chronicle newspaper issued a supplement in the form of an illustrated poster. The Maryborough Chronicle reported – “This issue contains an extra supplement in the form of a large coloured sheet, very creditably got up, containing views of Maryborough, together with all the principal public buildings, factories, and mills, ...

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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

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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."

kuril dhagun

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

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The Queensland Digger digitised@SLQ

To support the aims of the QANZAC100: Memories for a new generation project, State Library of Queensland has recently commenced digitisation of it 1925-1962 holdings of The Queensland Digger, the official journal of the Queensland Branch of the Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia (Queensland Branch) and Allied Organisations (R.S.S.A.I.L.A.).

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