Level 2

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1. Information collections - ask a library professional; find a quiet space for research; book a computer; print, copy or scan; browse collections including computing, law, psychology, gardening, cooking, health and more. View a film.

2. The Red Box - This architectural centrepiece connects levels 2 and 3 and offers unique river and city views from a glassed-in deck. It is sometimes used for readings, performances and weddings and is a great space to study. Available for hire.

3. Poinciana Lounge - a spectacular open space overlooking the Brisbane River. A quiet place for study. Available for hire.

4. Level 2 meeting rooms - there are four community meeting rooms overlooking the Brisbane River, available for free bookings with your library card.

5. Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) - Relax, browse and be inspired by the best design books and magazines.

6. SLQ Auditorium 2 - seating 105 people, this is a popular space for talks and small conferences, film screenings and workshops. Available for hire.

7. Queensland Terrace - this spectacular outdoor space is worth a visit. See why it is one of Brisbane's most sought-after venues for weddings and special events. View the display of tea cups and stories from the Tea & Me project. Available for hire.

8. SLQ Auditorium 1 - SLQ's largest meeting space and home to many free talks and events. It seats 264 people. Available for hire.

9. slq Gallery - home to major exhibitions at SLQ; an international standard gallery space. Available for hire.

10. Queensland Writers Centre - encourages connection and creativity through the art and business of writing, and celebrates the importance of books and writing.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.