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Opening hours

COVID-19 update: Our spaces and services are gradually reopening over the coming weeks. The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority. Check our alerts page before you visit for the latest information and the conditions of entry.

Current opening hours


9am–5pm Monday to Friday
10am–5pm Saturday and Sunday

Computer access only, no bookings required
John Oxley Library  
10am–1pm and 2–5pm daily Bookable spaces only, book now
Level 3 (State Reference Library)  
9am–12pm and 1–4pm Monday to Friday
10am–12pm and 1–4pm Saturday and Sunday 
Bookable spaces only, book now
slq Gallery  
10am–1pm and 2–5pm daily Book now
Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery  
10am–1pm and 2–5pm daily  Book now
The Edge  
Fabrication Lab: 12pm–6pm Wednesdays and Thursdays  Bookings essential
Onsite activities for children and families  
The Corner: 10–11.30am and 12–1.30pm Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays
The Parlour: 10–11am Tuesdays (Baby Play) and Saturdays (Rhyme Time)
Book now
Library Shop  
10am–5pm daily  
Library Cafe Pop Up  
7.30am–3pm Monday to Friday
10am–3pm Saturday and Sunday
Anzac Square Memorial Galleries  
10am–4pm daily (closed Saturdays)  

Other spaces (including level 2, kuril dhagun and Business Studio) are closed.