Copies and loans

The State Library of Queensland does not lend most collection items directly to individuals but you may be able to borrow items through the interlibrary loan service provided by your local library. Queensland residents can borrow items from our music scores collection.

The State Library provides access to items through the following services:

Document Supply

For individuals to order copies from the State Library collection and/or access items held in other Australian or overseas libraries.

Interlibrary Loans

For libraries to request items from the State Library collection.

Image Orders

For individuals to order digital files or prints from the State Library collection.

Music Loans

For loans of music scores (sheet music) from the State Library collection to individuals, groups and schools.


Special exhibition kits are available for loan to Queensland Public Libraries and organisations. Please be aware of the policy related to exhibition loans.

Public Library Development

PLD provides loan support to Queensland Public Libraries.


For more detailed information, please refer to the State Library lending policies.

The lending services provided by the State Library of Queensland are supported by the Collaborative Lending Principles agreed to by the National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA).

Contact us

Collection Access
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
t +61 7 3840 7850
f +61 7 3840 7795

Library membership

State Library of Queensland provides special library services for members who have an SLQ membership card (formerly known as an e-services card).

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