Guest blogger: Emeritus Professor Peter Spearritt, curator of Freedom Then, Freedom Now. State governments in every Australian state have legalised poker machines and casinos, primarily because they can tax such…
Open daily from 5 May – 1 Oct
Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, level 4
What does it mean to be free in Queensland?
Open daily from 11 Feb – 5 Nov
SLQ Gallery, level 2
Venture into the virtual zone, an immersive space where machines come to life and reality blurs with technology.
Winter 2017 workshop series, 26 Jun - 7 Jul
Explore your creativity. Upgrade your skills. Express yourself through writing, art, design and technology.
SLQ South Bank
Detailed hours for special areas
One Search catalogue
A record of SLQ’s holdings + access to the online, multi-subject databases to which the library subscribes on your behalf. The key to SLQ.
SLQ website search
Covers our web pages, events and blog posts - a collection of useful information by and about State Library. The face of SLQ.
What is the oldest item in SLQ's collections?
Our oldest collection item is afrom ancient Iraq, dating to about 1850 B.C. Was your guess correct?
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.
Australasian video online
Video from the mid-20th century to present day. Films highlight regional perspectives in the social and environmental sciences, business and the arts.
The Illustrated London news historical archive
The full Archive from 1842–2003 in fully searchable digital format. More than 150 years of social, political and cultural history.
Courses for all levels cover technical skills, creative techniques, business strategies, & more. New courses added weekly.
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.
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.
- Information on how to take care of your precious items in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.