Plan my visit

There is so much on offer at State Library. It pays to plan ahead to make the most of your visit.

Please note that all State Library spaces are available for walk-in visitors, with some exceptions which require bookings. 

Bookings are required for the John Oxley Library Heritage Collections access and quiet study areas, microform machines, meeting rooms on each level, audio-visual materials viewing room and The Edge.

State Library building sign with the Brisbane river in the background

We are open and looking forward to seeing you!

An image taken from outside State Library of Queensland on a blue clear day

The health and safety of our visitors is our top priority. Visit our conditions of entry page for the latest COVID-19 updates.

State Library visitors at the Red Box

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.

Citycat passing by in front of Window Bays at The Edge

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

Client speaking to reception staff at the State Library of Queensland

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.

Four people sitting at a table in a meeting room overlooking the Brisbane River

Find a space to suit you - whether you need peace and quiet to study or a room to hold a meeting.


Wedding set up in the Queensland Terrace at the State Library of Queensland

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. Our dedicated Commercial Services team can help plan your meeting or event.

Google Map view of State Library location

Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank
South Brisbane, Queensland

+61 7 3840 7666

What's on

Explore events, exhibitions and workshops at the State Library.