Share your Queensland stories online, be active and increase engagement with and understanding of contemporary Queensland history.

How to contribute

Queenslanders everywhere are invited to engage with the stories and articles being shared on SLQ’s blog portals. State Library administers a number of blogs specific to each area of the library. They include:

  • SLQ Today features articles on library practice, events and new resources;
  • John Oxley Library blog features the collections of the John Oxley Library, recently digitised collections and contributions sent in by heritage organisations and followers of the blog;
  • Queensland’s WWI Centenary blog features the collections of the John Oxley Library and new research being uncovered during the commemorative years;
  • Indigenous languages blog informs communities about Indigenous related resources, research and events;
  • Australian Library of Art blog highlights the collections in the Australian Library of Art, signature events and digital collections.

If you are interested in the content featured in the blogs, it is an easy way to be informed, and share your comments and personal insight.

Queensland Memory enews

Have you contributed your organisations heritage news lately? The team in Queensland Memory welcomes State-wide contributions and stories about collections, programs and heritage events supporting the preservation activities and knowledge of Queensland’s unique experiences, people and places. Read more about the enews articles shared in previous editions and send in your stories, articles, ideas and images on a regular basis.

Community Heritage Digitisation Offer

Have you published a book relating to Queensland’s community history or culture? Do you hold the copyright? Would you like your publication to reach a wider audience? If your answer to these questions is “yes”, SLQ’s Community Heritage Digitisation Offer may be of interest to you.

Read more about the project and how you can contribute.

Queensland's missing newspapers

Newspapers reflect our social, political and cultural history. They allow us to be voyeurs of a society that no longer exists, and potentially immerse ourselves in the cultural setting of a bygone era. SLQ has identified ten top newspapers we would like to find to fill gaps in the collection. Check out the newspaper titles you can contribute.

Donating collections

The John Oxley Library collects materials created in Queensland, about Queensland, or by a Queensland author/creator. Other items are considered on a case-by-case basis. If you have an item or collection of items you would like to donate and have them permanently housed at State Library, read through the donation process and the Content Strategy when considering your offer.


SLQ’s dedicated and invaluable volunteer team is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds who generously contribute their time and energy to a wide variety of volunteer projects. Read how you can contribute to the volunteer program at SLQ.

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