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You don’t need to be on site to discover the beautiful State Library of Queensland building. Explore SLQ from anywhere in the world via Google Museum View, part of Google Arts & Culture.

We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which State Library of Queensland is located.

Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place, South Bank. Take a look at our venue maps or download the SLQ map.

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Information: Our team of librarians and friendly staff are here to help. Visit the Welcome Desk on level 1 and information desks on levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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wi-fi: Available through SLQ during opening hours, and 24/7 in the Knowledge Walk.

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Cloakroom: Drop off your large items at the Welcome Desk on level 1. Lost something in the Library? Enquire here for lost property.

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Feeling hungry? Visit The Library Cafe on level 1 for delicious meals, snacks, refreshments and great coffee.

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A spot of shopping? Discover literary treasures and unique gifts in the award-winning specialty bookshop The Library Shop on level 1.  You can also shop online! There is an ATM just outside the Shop.

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Access: We are family friendly with space for prams, baby-changing and feeding. We have disability access, parking, facilities and adaptive technologies to access our collections. Assistance animals are permitted in State Library buildings as long as the animal is a certified assistance dog and is wearing their ‘guide, hearing and assistance dog' badge on their coat or harness.

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Join the library: Become an SLQ member for immediate access to our collections and services. Visit our Membership section to sign up now or to find out more, or visit the Welcome Desk, level 1 or Information Desk, level 2 and 3.

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Stay in touch: Subscribe to receive updates from us in the post or via email. Pick up a Stay in touch card from any Information desk or sign up online.

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First aid: If you need help, visit an Information desk on levels 1, 3 and 4.

Enjoyed your visit? Great spaces available for hire.

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Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Venue maps

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Opening hours

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Public transport

Public transport options available for visitors to the State Library building at South Bank in Brisbane include bus, train, CityCat...

Access and facilities

Links to information for visitors about access and facilities at State Library South Brisbane building, such as copying and printing,...

Queensland Writers Centre

The Queensland Writers Centre, a separate organisation, is located on Level 2 of the State Library building at South Brisbane....

Library Shop

The Library Shop provides bookshop services on the ground level of our South Brisbane building....

The Library Cafe

A cafe and bistro located for visitors' convenience on the ground floor of the State Library building at South Brisbane....

Cultural Centre

The Queensland Cultural Centre at South Bank, South Brisbane, is the location of State Library as well as other arts...

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Library membership

Become an SLQ member now to access our services, collections and facilities.

Library Shop online

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