Library membership

Joining the State Library provides you with enhanced access to the State Library of Queensland's collections and services.

How to join

Queensland residents can join online or onsite to enjoy enhanced State Library services.


The benefits of your free State Library membership include extra catalogue services, meeting room and computer bookings, and certain borrowing privileges.


State Library's lending service aims to increase access to our collections regardless of a person’s geographic location.

Membership renewal

Your SLQ membership card is active for two years from the date of issue or last renewal. Learn here about how to renew or update your card.

QPL accounts

Members of a Queensland Public Library (QPL) can register for a QPL account with State Library. Find out here about how to register, plus the benefits for QPL members.

Guest accounts

Why you should acquire a Guest account for State Library's One Search catalogue, and instructions on how to register for one.

RLQ tourist card

Travelling or residing throughout regional and outback Queensland? Need something to read? Tourists and residents with a Rural Libraries Queensland (RLQ) Tourist Card can borrow material from one RLQ network library and return it to another.

Library Shop online

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