Queensland Library Foundation

Donate to the State Library of Queensland today and help inspire possibilities through knowledge, stories and creativity.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible and every dollar donated goes towards our projects.


Vicki McDonald AM State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer

Vicki McDonald AM, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, provides an update for our donors. 

Governor of Queensland  His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC, Governor of Queensland, has kindly provided a message in support of the Foundation and our donors.

What we support

  • Uncovering new knowledge through fellowships and research
  • Digitising collection material to enable world-wide discovery of Queensland’s heritage and culture
  • The creation of digital interviews for contemporary collections
  • Conservation and care of collection items
  • Providing new avenues for digital learning and personal empowerment

Make a donation by post

Queensland Library Foundation
Reply Paid 3488
South Brisbane Qld 4101

No stamp required. Please make cheques payable to “Queensland Library Foundation”.

Make a pledge

Our Individual Giving Program is one of the most popular ways to support State Library. Donations of $1000 or more can be made either in a lump sum or in annual instalments over four years. These donations allow us to plan for the future, knowing we have your ongoing support.

If you would like to discuss your support or make giving arrangements directly with the Foundation, please phone 07 3840 7865 or email

Leave a bequest

You can make a lasting contribution to State Library by making a bequest through the Sir Leo Hielscher Bequest Program. This gift can be cash, assets, property or shares.

To leave a bequest to the State Library, please quote our ABN in your Will:

ABN 45 872 652 679
Library Board of Queensland
(trading as State Library of Queensland)

Or fill out the Codicil (and provide a copy to the Foundation).

If you are considering a bequest we invite you to contact the Foundation Manager on 07 3840 7865 to discuss your intentions, and so we can recognise your intended gift during your lifetime.

James C Sourris AM Collection

The production and development of this collection is made possible by philanthropic support through the Queensland Library Foundation.

How to donate collection material

If you have an item or collection of items which you would like to see permanently located in the John Oxley Library collection, there are a few simple steps to follow.

Become a State Library volunteer

Our dedicated and invaluable volunteer team is made up of people of all ages and backgrounds who generously contribute their time and energy to a wide variety of volunteer projects.

4 women running through grass in swimwear holding hands

This month, we look at some home movies from our collection and introduce the 2020 black&write! Fellows.

Two women looking at the Synagogue records

Subscribe to the Foundation’s e-newsletter and stay informed of events, exhibitions, talks and the impact your donation is making to the lives of Queenslanders.

Ms Helen Brodie Queensland Library Foundation President

Meet the Queensland Library Foundation Councillors. Image: Ms Helen Brodie FAICD, Council President.

Partner with us

State Library of Queensland has proudly served the people of Queensland for more than 120 years. We invite you to join with us to make a positive impact for current and future generations.

Contact us

Phone: 07 3840 7767
Location: Cultural Centre, Stanley Street, South Brisbane
Postal: Reply Paid 3488, South Brisbane Qld 4101 (No stamp required)