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Drawing of a woman in a blue bathing suit waterskiing at Lindeman Is. Great Barrier Reef, ca. 1940
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Find out about our collections to support your research and learning.

To find and access State Library collections use our One Search catalogue.

Man using laptop in the State Library of Queensland. Photo by Jeff Camden.
One Search is State Library’s catalogue that provides access to millions of collections and online resources.
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Lewis's beautiful tea vocal waltz, with chorus
Information Collections
Discover books, magazines, audiovisual material, music, and eresources.
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Queensland memorabilia
State Library collects materials that chronicle events, people, places, and ideas that shape Queensland.
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Large family group sitting around a picnic with 3 people in a tree behind, 1900-1910
Family history
Find resources, collections, and guides to help with your genealogical research.
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Boys carrying a bundle of cabbage palm leaves
First Nations
Find collections, records, and language resources about First Nations culture, history, and family history.
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Sculptural book made from perspex, sewn with twine as binding, "pages" don't open fully as they are held together with various heavy-duty cotton.
Art and design
Explore world history art materials including 19-20th century Western art, Australian art, artists' books, and the Asia Pacific Design Library.
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Journal page with illustrated image at the top.
Resources, guides, and tools helping you to discover more of State Library's content and materials relating to Queensland.
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Suggest a purchase
State Library purchases collections through library suppliers, antiquarian dealers, vendors and private individuals.
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Books on shelf
Public library collections
State Library provides library collections and eresources to support all Queensland public libraries, IKCs, and their members.
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Caring for our collections
State Library cares for our physical and digital collections to ensure our rich and extensive collections are available for people to access now and in the future.
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Contribute to collections
Find out how to donate items, help preserve collections, or add to the the legal deposit.
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