State Library of Queensland is committed to collaborating with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to tell their unique stories, share their accomplishments and amplify the important contribution they make to our community.

August is Queensland Multicultural Month, the state’s largest multicultural celebration, bringing together people from across the state to acknowledge that we all love living in Queensland.

During the month, State Library of Queensland is sharing the amazing stories from across the state.

Read the State Library's Multicultural Engagement Framework and Action Plan.


Check out some of State Library’s multicultural showcases including “Sharing Stories from Multicultural Communities” and “Australian South Sea Islanders” to learn more about our heritage.


The State Library’s Flickr homes a selection of images from the collections showing the many different cultures that makes up the people of Queensland. A good place to start is “From many lands – Multicultural Queensland”.


Watch six oral histories from “Sharing Stories from Multicultural Communities” on YouTube.


State Library writes many blogs, including the John Oxley Library Blog. Read about Brisbane’s South Sudanese community, Queensland’s Lebanese storekeepers or lose yourself in other beautiful stories available.


Search the collections to discover multicultural history, your family history and more.


Follow State Library’s social media channels during the month of August as we contribute to the conversation around Multicultural Month.

Online resources

The State Library of Queensland provides free access to international indexes and databases, and online newspapers and radio from around the world.

Languages other than English (LOTE) resources at your public library

Queensland State and Local governments provide over 340 public libraries across the state. Many public libraries are community hubs, offering a variety of free services including extensive LOTE resources.


Wilbur introduces concepts about Australian culture and recreation in a fun and educational way. Suitable for children aged 0-5 years.

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