Queensland Library Foundation

The Queensland Library Foundation has been supporting the outstanding work of State Library of Queensland since 1987 – raising funds to inspire even more possibilities through knowledge, stories and creativity.

Your donation to the Foundation will support State Library to collect and preserve Queensland’s history for future generations. All donations to the Foundation over $2 are tax deductible.

Thank you for your generous support.

Crowd Giving

Donate to enable the ongoing care and expertise to conserve and protect State Library collections. Donate now

How your donations make a difference

Collections and conservation

Your support enables the ongoing expertise and care to collect and preserve State Library collections for future generations. 

Research and learning

Your gifts enable research fellowships and awards that advance the understanding of Queensland history and communities. 

Reading, writing and ideas

Sponsorships, grants and philanthropy provide vital funding for writers and editors to create, develop and publish new work. 

How to donate

The Queensland Library Foundation is a not-for-profit company, Limited by Guarantee, registered under the Corporations Act 2001, and holds Deductible Gift Recipient status (DGR Items 1 and 4).

State Library of Queensland supports the cultural heritage, education, literacy and lifelong learning of all Queenslanders.

The President’s Circle is a valued group of donors who share an interest in Queensland’s cultural history, and a belief in the importance of free public access to knowledge and learning for all Queenslanders. They help State Library to go above and beyond in our services by helping to create a permanent funding source by growing our capital base through annual donations of $1000 for a minimum of three years.

Donors enjoy in-depth connection with State Library’s specialist staff and the multitude of stories contained in State Library’s unique collections via annual President’s Circle events.

To join the President’s Circle please download the form and mail it to (no stamp required)

Queensland Library Foundation
Reply Paid 3488
South Brisbane Qld 4101

If you have any difficulty using this form or would prefer to speak with us directly, contact the Foundation Office on 07 3840 7767 or email foundation@slq.qld.gov.au

Your generosity means the world to us. If you would like to discuss your giving options, set up a regular donation or make a direct debit then please phone our secure donation line on 07 3840 7767 or email foundation@slq.qld.gov.au 

Preserve a vital piece of Queensland’s history

Help us to preserve and digitise the Central Queensland Territorial Separation League petition, 1892-1893 — a 33 metres long petition to Queen Victoria that was signed by 4000 women in support of Central Queensland separating from Brisbane. Too fragile to be made accessible to the public, the scroll is sitting in a box in our ‘rare and restricted’ repository. Funding will allow necessary conservation work. The scroll is a testament to women’s determination to engage in civic life before they had the right to vote and deserves public viewing.

Give voice to LGBTQIA+ history

Help us fund The Rainbow Research Fellowship. Your donation will support researchers to uncover and articulate important stories of Queensland’s LGBTQIA+ community. The Fellowship will be launched as part of the prestigious Queensland Memory Awards. Fellows will be able to access and draw knowledge from State Library’s Queensland LGBTIQ+ collection among other resources.

The Fellowship will help to ensure a fair and full representation of the LGBTQIA+ community in Queensland’s documented history.


Woman with megaphone during march at Marriage Equality Rally in Brisbane, 2011.

Josie Huang, 28087 National Day of Action for Marriage Equality Rally in Brisbane Photographs, Image number 28087-0001-0044, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.

Connect and learn more


Stay informed of events, exhibitions, and the impact your support is making to the lives of Queenslanders.

Foundation Council

Meet the Queensland Library Foundation Council. 

Annual reports

Explore our past achievements by reading our annual reports and financial statements.

Contact us

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the Queensland Library Foundation on 07 3840 7767 or email foundation@slq.qld.gov.au

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