COVID-19 update: State Library is gradually reopening and more spaces are now available. Check what’s open before you visit.
Woman reading at the State Library. Photo by Jeff Camden.
Due to Covid19 restrictions, areas on level 2, 3 and 4 are not available.
There are lots of signed food-friendly spaces around the Library where you can enjoy a snack.
There are a number of undercover areas large enough for group meals on the Level 1 River Decks, and the Talking Circle outside of kuril dhagun. The grassy areas on the Maiwar Green, between GOMA and State Library, are also good places to eat lunch.
State Library provides visitors with a cloakroom facility on Level 1 where you can securely deposit your personal belongings.
State Library is a leading collector of Queensland’s heritage and we are committed to preserving our collections for use now and in the future.
Insects and pests are attracted to food and drink. By limiting food and drink in certain areas of the building, we can reduce the risk of insect damage.
The most common enemies of paper and photographic items are cockroaches, silverfish and cigarette beetles (often called book worm).
Why not visit our friendly team in the Library Cafe Pop Up where you can select from a range of coffee, tea, drinks, sandwiches and snacks. Currently serving takeaway only.