COVID-19 alerts

State Library closed to public

For the safety of our community, State Library of Queensland is temporarily closed to public. This closure includes The Edge and Anzac Square Memorial Galleries. Our online service will remain unchanged.

At this stage a reopening date has not been agreed, however, we will provide advice in the coming weeks. 

On 18 March, we cancelled all public events and programs until further notice. If you have paid for an upcoming event, a refund will be made.

Library Shop

The Library Shop is closed until further notice. The Library Shop online is open.

South Bank closures

Following the Prime Minister’s announcements last night after the meeting of National Cabinet, further actions to support social distancing measures have been put in place to protect the Australian community. These restrictions include the closure of non-essential social venues from 12 noon 23 March 2020.

Your safety comes first

We will continue to keep visitors informed and follow all health advice from the Queensland and Australian governments. Updates will be provided on this website and via social media.

We thank you for your understanding as we work together to face an unprecedented global challenge.

Collection Loans

There is no need to return items you have on loan. All loans will be extended for the period of closure, and can be returned when the library reopens. 

Stay connected to State Library

We encourage you to become a member online to access thousands of free ebooks, newspapers, journals, films  and other resources from home. You can learn a new skill with and explore our fascinating exhibitions and digital stories.

Our reference librarians will continue to provide our Ask Us service.

More information on COVID-19

Visit Queensland Health or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) at any time.

Read our blog: The fight against misinformation