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Play with our collections

State Library likes to show you the variety of our collections in new and unusual ways.


Enjoy seeing what people are looking at through the catalogue One Search in real time. You can even do your own searches in the catalogue and see them miraculously appear in Unstacked!

Colour our collections

Print out and colour pictures from our collections.
Colour now
Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander 21 November 1935 (Neg 191946)

Fun and games

Play fun online games and quizzes featuring our rich collections.
Play now
Array of juicy pineapples in a woven basket in Townsville, 1986

Digital Collection Catalyst projects

Explore The Topography of Searching, an interactive landscape based on the language, themes, topics, and terms searched in the State Library's catalogue, showing how they shift and change over time, and Mapping Future Brisbane, use the interactive tool to create your own vision of Brisbane in 2036 by navigating around the city, changing the population density and adding green space.
Topographic map with the words The Topography of Searching

Downloadable backgrounds

We’ve chosen some images from our collections for you to use as your background on your next video call.
Flood sign at the Brisbane Powerhouse being inundated by flood waters at New Farm, 2011

Tunley Globe digitisation project

The Queensland Library Foundation (QLF) funding of the Tunley Globe digitisation project at State Library of Queensland has opened up a window into the exciting possibilities of photogrammetry and 3D printing technologies for this unique piece.
Woman looking at the Tunley globe