How to contribute

Queensland's cultural heritage, knowledge and documented history is held in public libraries, Indigenous Knowledge Centres, historical societies, community museums, regional galleries, schools, universities, community spaces, private collections and businesses across Queensland. Each contributes to the preservation of Queensland's memory.


Share your stories

The John Oxley Library blog features articles about Queensland’s history, the collections and newly digitised collections. Contributions and guest blogs are also welcome. Contact Queensland Memory to discuss sharing stories from your region or location in Queensland.


Heritage news

State Library welcomes contributions and stories about collections, programs and heritage events in the Queensland Memory e-newsletter. Subscribe today


Digitisation Toolkit

State Library supports an extensive digitisation program to enable access to Queensland content. Our Toolkit offers general information on getting started, planning for digitisation, best practice and practical advice.


Community Heritage Digitisation Offer

Have you published a book relating to Queensland’s community history or culture? Do you hold the copyright? Would you like your publication to reach a wider audience? The Community Heritage Digitisation Offer may be of interest.

Pitch In! Become a digital volunteer

State Library of Queensland is dedicated to making its digital collections more visible and accessible online so that everyone can use and share them, now and in the future. You can help by becoming a digital volunteer!

For more information about Pitch In! contact Digital Library initiatives

State Library of Queensland periodically recruits volunteers for front-of-house and behind-the-scenes activities. More information

Image credits

Dalgarno, Roy Frederick Leslie, 1910-2001. Illustrated front cover from The Queenslander, March 25, 1937. Image No. 702692-19370325-s001b Digging for victory, 1941. Yvonne Lawson, Carol Loseby, Betty Wetkin and Ruth Collum, do their bit for the war effort by digging for victory. The women work side by side clearing a paddock in preparation for planting. Image No. 203561 The ROYAL NATIONAL EXHIBITION. (1934, August 7). The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), p. 20. Retrieved July 8, 2013, from
Card, Charles James. Charles James Card Diaries. Two journals kept by Charles James Card during his service on board HMS Rattlesnake between 12 November 1847 and 7 March 1850. Record number: 396339  American Lieutenant Mark Muller poses with a koala during WWII, 1942. Quote on image by  Mark T. Muller Jnr on Flickr Commons. Image number: 99804