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Asia Pacific Design Library Collection

The Asia Pacific Design Library is a unique hub where you can access publications, lectures, exhibitions, research and more.

Design Publications

A carefully curated collection of books and magazines located in the design lounge on Level 2. The collection is organised into five key categories: Public Places, Better Living, Communication, Design Thinking and Fashion.
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Book Design Collection


An inspiring set of world-class design-related videos including recorded lectures, workshops, events and more.
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Lunchbox forum in the Business Studio at the State Library of Queensland. Photo by Josef Ruckli.

Design Online

An award winning 21st Century resource documenting and advocating for design in the Asia Pacific.
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UQ Architecture lecture series

Design Minds

A set of toolkits about design thinking in education on State Library's Curriculum Connect. We partner with real world designers, businesses and the broader community to develop resources that build the capabilities of creative 21st century learners.
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Design Minds