APDL is a unique design hub - for lectures, exhibitions, research, studios, publications - and a trusted archive of historical and contemporary Queensland design and designers.
A Design Thinking methodology (Design Minds) developed to be used within existing education and learning benchmarks and consists of the follow phases: Inquire, Ideation, Implementation and Reflection.
An inspiring program of world-class design-related events including: lecture series, workshops, exhibitions, design residencies and tours. Programs support community engagement through innovation, experimentation and play and create opportunities for equal access to library services through design.
Located on Level 2 of State Library of Queensland, the Design Lounge contains the design collection and is a shared physical space for exhibitions, workshops, design reviews, meetings and research.
The collection is organised into five key categories: Public Places, Better Living, Communication, Design Thinking and Fashion.
Discover an eclectic range of books, gifts, reproduction prints and more at the Library Shop.