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COVID-19 update: Our spaces and services are gradually reopening over the coming weeks.

Please check the opening hours and read the conditions of entry before you visit.

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Today's opening hours

opening hours mon tue wed thr fri sat sun
Infozone (level 1) 9am–5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 9am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am–5pm
State Reference Library (level 3)  9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm  9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm  9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm  9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm  9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm 10am–12pm and 1pm–4pm 10am–12pm and 1pm–4pm
John Oxley Library (level 4)  10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm
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Library Shop 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm  10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm 10am-5pm

Contact us

Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank
South Brisbane, Queensland
+61 7 3840 7666
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Hours, transport, access

Find out how to get to State Library, where to park, public transport, facilities and access for people with disabilities. 

Spaces to visit

State Library's beautiful contemporary design features a variety of spaces open to all. Apart from the large open areas on levels 1 to 4 there are smaller more intimate spaces and features worth exploring.  

Some of these unique spaces are available to hire for special events creating a memorable experience for all.

Featured spaces

Customers in the Library Cafe State Library KiLN 47

Part of the Mantle & Cook Group, the Library Cafe offers a range of delicious dishes for young and old that show style, taste, and vision. Using the freshest ingredients, The Library Cafe brings a unique cutting edge in flavours and style to its menus while promoting a combination of seasonal local and Australian produce.

Library Shop fiction bookshelf

Everything in the Library Shop has been carefully chosen for you by our knowledgeable and experienced staff who are delighted to help you find what you need. 


State Library provides many services both online and onsite including collections access and borrowing, research assistance, booking meeting rooms and study spaces, printing, scanning or copying computer access and wi-fi.

Venue hire

As an event space, State Library sets a very high benchmark for unique venues and can cater for cocktail parties, banquets, meetings and conferences ranging from four to 300 guests. For the meeting planner, life gets even easier with the offer of assistance through our dedicated Commercial Services team.

What's on

Explore events, exhibitions and workshops at the State Library.