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.

You can make a Reel difference

In 1999 we digitised our first items for online access. In 2021, that number has grown to more than 200,000 items that are available worldwide through digital devices.

This year, please support our Reel Rescue campaign. Your donations will assist us to continue conserving and digitising our growing audiovisual collection  – film, tape and cassettes.

All donations $2 or more are tax deductible. Thank you.

How you help make a difference

Collections and conservation

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

Research and learning

Your gifts help advance understanding about our State's history and development, and community support.

Reading and writing

Sponsorships, grants and philanthropy help support Australian writers to create and develop Australian stories.

Ways you can support your State Library

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

The President’s 100 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 100 Circle events.

To join the President’s 100 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

Please download, complete and return this form by mail to pledge an annual donation of $1000 per year for three years and join the Foundation's President's 100 Circle donor circle.


State Library of Queensland has proudly served the people of Queensland for more than 120 years. Our collections, learning programs, exhibitions and events aim to inspire lives in lasting and meaningful ways. We invite you to join with us and make a positive difference by becoming a State Library sponsor.

One such sponsored program is the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame.

Founding partners State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Library Foundation and QUT Business School have joined together with Principal Sponsor Pitcher Partners and Major Sponsors Morgans, NAB, RACQ, and Channel Seven to celebrate, record and share outstanding stories of Queensland's business leaders from the past and into the future.

State Library hosts the Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame Game Changers series of free events which celebrate forward-thinkers and entrepreneurs who are leading the way in their specialised field. Click below to hear from some of the inspirational business women who have participated in the Game Changers series and head to our What's On page for future events. 

Crowd Giving is designed to change the way you look at your State Library. Held annually, Crowd Giving is a donor circle fundraising event which aims to bring people together to support varied and innovative State Library projects. 

The concept is simple – three State Library project leaders pitch their project to donors for five minutes. Donors then ask questions to fully understand the scope and impact of each project. Once all three pitches are made, the donors rank their favourite projects on a secret ballot, with the project with the most votes being declared the ‘winner’ of the night.

To date more than $70,000 has been raised to pilot State Library projects and take them to the next stage of development. It’s a fun and easy way to become part of a giving circle of people supporting the impact State Library makes every day.

Read our blog to find out about outcomes of previous Crowd Giving events.

Subscribe to the Foundation e-newsletter and keep an eye out for information about upcoming Crowd Giving events and how you can you join in.

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 

Include a gift to State Library in your Will

Leave a bequest to the State Library of Queensland by making provision for a donation in your Will. Bequests to State Library help build onsite and online collections, support the long-term preservation needs of our collections and enable the work of our Foundation to continue.

Connect and learn more


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

About the Foundation

Established in 1987, the Queensland Library Foundation works to advance the work of State Library.

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 Foundation on 07 3840 7767 or email foundation@slq.qld.gov.au

Refund Statement