School visits

Bring your classroom to State Library and explore Queensland's rich history. 

School Curator's Tour of The Great & Grand Rumpus

35 persons max (including adults) for 30 minute Curator's Tour

All years

Session times: 10.30am – 11.00am

Tuesdays: February 22, March 15 and March 29, 2022

Location: Level 2 slq Gallery, State Library of Queensland

Join Daniel Flood, curator of The Great & Grand Rumpus, for a tour of an exhibition inspired by the limitless imaginations of children. Fantastical creatures are retrieved from the dreams of children and brought to life in a sculptural, digital, and immersive installation.

You can book in conjunction with Independent Study if an area for debrief is desired.

*Note: Please ensure that you book 1 ticket per attendee for both students and adults. E.g If you have have 20 students and 1 adult, please book 21 tickets in total. There are 35 tickets maximum available per School Curator's Tour.

Registration at least seven days prior is essential.

Bookings can be made below: 

Tues February 22, 2022 Book now
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Tues March 29, 2022 Book now

Artist Books White Gloves School Experience 

30 students max per 1.5 hour session, plus accompanying teachers/adults.

Recommended for Years 11 - 12

Session times: 10.00am – 11.30am / 12.30pm – 2.00pm.

April 2022 Dates: Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th 

July 2022 Dates: Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st

Cost: $250 per group booking 

Senior secondary students and teachers are invited to investigate State Library's fantastic collection of artists' books in this exclusive, hands-on white gloves experience!

This experience will encompass a 45-minute artists' book white gloves tour followed by a 45-minute hands-on artist's book making workshop. Large groups will be split into 2 to ensure maximum engagement for students and teachers.

Visit our comprehensive artists’ book education resource on Curriculum Connect for ideas prior to your visit!

*Note: Please adhere to booking capacity of up to 30 students per booking plus accompanying teachers/adults.  

Contact us in advance on learning@slq.qld.gov.au or (07) 3840 7798 if your group has special needs.

Bookings for this event are essential!

Select a date to book:

April 2022 Book now
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Research experience

35 persons max (including adults) per two-hour session
Recommended for Years 7-12

This experience is designed for school groups seeking to build information literacy by blending in-school preparation with onsite research.

Teachers, please supply a topic for research or an assignment question when booking. A librarian will provide search terms and suggested resources for students to use. Once onsite the group is greeted by a volunteer who leads the way to our dedicated study area where students explore their topic using State Library’s Catalogue and online resources. Short how-to videos are available to provide students with basic search skills. To complete research, students will need to bring their own devices.
 

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Explore exhibitions

70 persons max (including adults) per two-hour session
All years, Self-guided experience
Session times: 10.00am – 12.00pm / 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Experience dynamic, informative, and entertaining exhibitions across a diversity of topics. Before booking check our website for specific exhibitions dates. You can book in conjunction with Independent Study if an area for debrief is desired. Seven days’ notice is required.

Please note that kuril dhagun visits require a separate booking.
 

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Treasure hunt

35 persons max (including adults) per two-hour session

Recommended for Years 5-10

Session times: 10.00am – 12.00pm / 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Explore the State Library in a self-guided 'Treasure Hunt' experience that grows positive relationships with library systems and spaces! Teachers direct small groups of 2-10 students to carry out tasks that ensure connection with all five floors of the building. For primary groups, additional adult supervision must be provided by the school for each small group of students.

Download the dedicated State Library resource for the self-guided 'Treasure Hunt' experience here.

 

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Art in Public Spaces

35 persons max (including adults) per two-hour session

Recommended for Years 9 - 12

Session times: 10.00am – 12.00pm / 12.30pm – 2.30pm.

Explore three major public art works within the State Library building across Level 1 and Level 4, in a self-guided experience. These major works by First Nations women include MAIWAR Yunggulba (2017) by Megan Cope, Kurilpa Country by Lilla Watson, and Black Opium (2006) by Fiona Foley.

Download the dedicated State Library education resource for 'Art in Public Spaces' here.

Bookings are essential to ensure MAIWAR Yunggulba by Megan Cope is accessible in kuril dhagun, a dedicated cultural and multi-purpose space celebrating First Nations knowledge and stories.

Contact us in advance on learning@slq.qld.gov.au or (07) 3840 7798 for weekend visit options or if your group has special needs.

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Independent study

70 persons max (including adults) per two-hour session
Recommended for Years 5 - 12

If your group wishes to study independently, book our school area on level 3 including large tables for study and quiet instruction, and access to the State Reference library. 

Please note that dedicated librarian assistance is not provided with this booking (if you require help with assessment topics or preparation, please book a Research Experience).

If you would like to book more than 35 students, please contact us via email at learning@slq.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3840 7798

 

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Explore kuril dhagun

30 max per two-hour session (including adults)
All Years
Session times: 10.00am – 12.00pm / 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Experience kuril dhagun, a welcoming and respectful place designated for First Nations communities to meet, gather, and celebrate culture. Students and teachers are welcome into this space for a self-guided exploration of the kuril dhagun’s art, resources, and displays (visit kuril dhagun's webpage to explore current offerings).

Bookings are essential and fourteen-days’ notice is required.
 

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Anzac Square Memorial Galleries tour

30 persons max (including adults) per 45min session
Recommended for Years 7-10

Experience Queensland’s pre-eminent war memorial and gain a greater understanding of Australia’s military past at Anzac Square. The refreshed Anzac Square Memorial Galleries curated by State Library of Queensland allow you to delve deeper into Queensland’s war history than ever before - embarking on an interactive journey from World War One to today.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

Email learning@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3840 7666.

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