Queensland Library Foundation

Your donations help maintain, enhance and expand State Library collections, facilities and services.

All donations $2 or more are tax deductible and every dollar goes towards our projects. Thank you.

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).

The Foundation was established on 24 June 1987 as an entity of the Library Board of Queensland, in accordance to the powers defined by the Libraries Act 1988, and launched to the public on 5 May 1988.

Since 1988 more than $24 million has been raised through donations, sponsorships, and grants.

Support through the Queensland Library Foundation directly contributes to the breadth of work able to be undertaken by State Library of Queensland to inspire Queenslanders through knowledge, stories and creativity.


Funding through the Queensland Library Foundation has enabled State Library of Queensland to:

  • expand the accessibility and delivery of library services across Queensland
  • create and deliver unique public programs for children and families
  • amplify First Nations stories, voices, perspectives and experiences
  • acquire, and conserve heritage collections and historical and culturally significant items
  • increase physical and digital accessibility of moving image, audio and paper-based collections for discovery in Queensland and beyond
  • foster communities of interest through skill building and creative expression 
  • facilitate research and learning through Fellowships and Awards
  • grow Queensland’s literary culture through reading, writing and ideas initiatives
  • purchase future-focused equipment to ensure collections are accessible for future generations
  • create and maintain safe community spaces at State Library of Queensland. 

Thank you to all our supporters and donors.

How 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

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 

Projects in need

Monica Clare Research Fellowship

Support a First Nations researcher through the Monica Care Research Fellowship to explore the significant collections and resources available through the John Oxley Library. This annual Fellowship requires funding to continue to enable the creation new and accessible knowledge of Queensland’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultures. 

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

View our Refund Statement