Make and Design

The State Library of Queensland resources and supports all Queenslanders to participate in the design of their cultural experience. The Asia Pacific Design Library is a 21st century library advocating for innovation, experimentation and play through design in the Asia Pacific. The Edge provides access to a digital Fabrication Lab while supporting public libraries across Queensland to do the same, with a wide variety of opportunities to be involved.


A lot has been said about making and designing over the years here at State Library of Queensland. Click here to read the best of what has been said and what is being explored in the make and design space.

The Fabrication Lab

The Fabrication Lab is located at The Edge on level Zero. Open to the public Wednesday, Thursday (and soon on a Saturday) the space provides access to 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC routers and tools for digital prototyping. The Applied Creativity team manages and delivers a year-round public program that provides opportunities to learn and engage with the community of makers centred around the space.

Community Engagement

Making is all about community and the State Library of Queensland has delivered a huge variety of programs working with the public to make amazing happen. From live action zombie apocalypses, computer recycling programs and experiments on the frontier of citizen journalism, explore what has happened and what will be happening in the community engagement space at State Library of Queensland.


State Library of Queensland is dedicated to ensuring all Queenslanders can make and design as easily in the far north and far west as it is in Brisbane. The SLQWiki is a collection of resources for anyone and everyone to access, exploring how to make, design and create in the new digital frontier.

What's on

State Library of Queensland offers hundreds of opportunities each and every year to get involved in making and designing. From projects, workshops, lab inductions and meetups, there is something for everyone that wants to get involved. Follow the link below to see what's coming up to do at State Library of Queensland.