Use OneSearch, our catalogue, to find books, ebooks,  magazines, maps, music, videos, images and original materials eg., diaries, records and newspapers. View them online or request them onsite using your membership card or your QPL (Queensland Public Libraries) account.

Catalogue help

Getting help with research

SLQ staff can help you identify resources and search for information. Just ask us.
For simple enquiries, call us on 07 3840 7810 or use our instant message service (Mon–Fri).
For more complex requests, use the online form or make an appointment with our staff.
Please read the terms and conditions before using this service.

Online research

SLQ collections, databases and eresources 
Picture Queensland
Design Minds
Virtual books

Staying safe online

Stay Smart Online and Cyber Smart for teens will give you tips on using social networking sites safely, dealing with cyber bullying and online grooming and securing your mobile phone.

Onsite research 

Opening hours
Floor plans
Bags policy
Wireless is available throughout the State Library. No login is required. 

Level 1
Food and drink allowed
Charge stations for portable devices
Stand-up computers – max. 30 min.
The Edge
kuril dhagun

Level 2 – Reference Library
Full-access computers – max. 3 hours. Login with membership card.
Queensland Writers' Centre
Asia Pacific Design Library
Wi-fi printing and copying
SLQ Gallery

Level 3 – Reference Library
Full-access computers – max. 3 hours. Login with membership card.
Wi-fi printing and copying
Family History 
Music collection
Music practice room

Level 4 – Heritage Collection
John Oxley Library
Picture Queensland
Australian Library of Art
Artists' books 
Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery


Library membership

Join online or in person at State Library to access services, collections and facilities

Library Shop online

Discover an eclectic range of books, gifts, reproduction prints and more at the Library Shop.