COVID-19 update: State Library is gradually reopening and more spaces are now available. Check what’s open before you visit.
Interior view of the State Library.
COVID-19 update: our spaces and services are gradually reopening over the coming weeks.
Please check the Opening Hours page for details.
Read the advice page to know more.
Knowledge Walk (plaza), Welcome desk, Business Studio, The Library Shop, The Library Cafe, The Corner (families and children), Infozone, River Decks, kuril dhagun, Talking Circle, Level 1 meeting rooms & training room.
Food and drinks are allowed everywhere on level 1.
Information Collections, Queensland Writers Centre, SLQ Gallery, SLQ Auditorium 1, Queensland Terrace, SLQ Auditorium 2, Asia Pacific Design Library, Level 2 meeting rooms, Poinciana Lounge, Red Box
Information Collections (study/research spaces), Music Collection, Family history/Micrographics, Tim Fairfax Newspaper Reading Room, Level 3 meeting rooms
John Oxley Library Reading Room, Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, Level 4 meeting rooms, White Gloves Room, Australian Library of Art Showcase supported by the Siganto Foundation, Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, Heritage Collections Learning Room, Talbot Family Treasures Wall, Black Opium rooms.
Caring for the Collections exhibition, SLQ Boardroom
Reception, The Edge Auditorium, Window bays, Digital Media Lab, Innovation Lab, Recording studio, Coffee Stop, Fab Lab, Mezzanine
The Edge is your space to explore your creativity across the arts, technology, science and enterprise. The Edge provides access to specialist media labs and spaces to work on creative projects, along with a vibrant program of workshops, events and opportunities for creative development. Free wi-fi is available throughout the building, even when the Library is closed. Opening hours can be found on The Edge website and upcoming programming is listed in the calendar. The Coffee Stop on level 1 is designed to provide you with caffeine and snacks while you indulge in your creative pursuits.
Food and drinks are allowed everywhere except in Labs 1 and 3.
At The Edge, you can find:
Information: Our friendly staff are here to help. Visit Reception on level 1
wi-fi: Available through SLQ during opening hours, and 24/7 in the Knowledge Walk.
Cloakroom: Drop off your large items at the Welcome Desk on level 1.
Access: We are family friendly with space for prams, baby-changing and feeding. We have disability access, parking, facilities and adaptive technologies to access our collections.
First aid: If you need help, visit an Information desk on levels 1, 3 and 4.
The State Library is conveniently located in close proximity to many public transport options.
Paid parking can be found at various locations around the Cultural Centre.
Find out about accessible services and facilities on offer at the State Library.
Feeling hungry? Visit the coffee shop for The Library Cafe on level 1 for delicious meals, snacks, refreshments and great coffee.
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