State Library of Queensland's beautiful contemporary design and array of galleries and striking indoor and outdoor spaces are perfect for creating special events and memorable meetings.

As an event space, State Library sets a very high benchmark for unique venues and can cater for cocktail parties, banquets, meetings and conferences ranging from four to 300 guests. For the meeting planner, life gets even easier with SLQ offering assistance through our dedicated Venue Hire unit.

Venues for hire

Ranging in size, our venue hire facilities offer a range of meeting rooms and auditoriums for your next meeting, conference or product launch. Other spaces include the SLQ Boardroom overlooking the city and the Brisbane River, a dedicated computer training room, the spectacular Queensland Terrace, and open air River Decks located directly on the Brisbane River.

If you would like more details on our venues for hire, or to make an enquiry, please:

Study and piano practice rooms

To cater for those wanting quiet study or meeting spaces, SLQ has a range of smaller meeting rooms within our library collection areas. These rooms range in capacity from four to fourteen people and are available free of charge for up to three hours.

The piano practice room at the South Bank building is available for you to rehearse music from the collection.

Room capacities

The rooms available for hire vary in capacity from four to 300 people.

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