Readers, writers and ideas

Discover the power of stories at State Library of Queensland.

At State Library, we champion readers and writers and foster a love of ideas. We’re committed to developing reading and writing as core skills for everyone.

Through our programs, collections and spaces, we inspire creativity and generate new knowledge.

Inspire a start

We help young readers and writers develop a lifelong love of words and learning. Find out about our First 5 Forever program and the Young Writers Award.

Connect and thrive

We connect audiences with ideas, networks and opportunities. Read about our work with Brisbane Writers FestivalQueensland Poetry FestivalQueensland Writers Centre, Children’s Book Council of AustraliaUniversity of Queensland Press and Griffith Review.

Springboard talent

We support writers at all stages of their careers. Discover the opportunities we offer through the Queensland Literary Awards, Queensland Writers Fellowshipsblack&write! Writing Fellowships and black&write! Editing Internships.

Shape the future

We believe in the future of Queensland stories and the diversity of Queensland voices. Attend our exciting Talking Ideas events, learn about our services for publishers and authors and visit the John Oxley Library.