Book spaces and equipment

Please note: Study Rooms, the Piano Room and Window Bays are closed until further notice. The State Library is working to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, with the health and safety of people being our priority.

We will continue to keep visitors informed and follow all health advice from the Queensland and Australian governments. We have an advice page for people using the library and we update this page as changes happen.

 

Explore the range of spaces that you can book at State Library.

Book a space

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Rooms are available for a maximum of three (3) hours.

Only one booking per person/group/organisation is permitted per day.

If you are more than 15 minutes late, your booking will be cancelled for that hour and others may use the room.  

Please note that study rooms are not soundproof.

Window Bay The Edge

Window bays at The Edge are a mix of bookable and first-come-first-served spaces where you can meet, discuss, study, plan or present.  The spaces are ideal for freelancers, entrepreneurs and small business owners to work remotely, collaborate with colleagues or schedule meetings. There is free wi-fi throughout the building and ethernet cables are available from reception if required.

You can book Window Bays 6A, 6B, 8A, 8B & 9A & 9B.  These are shared working spaces. Window Bay 7 can accommodate larger groups and has a projector and screen

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The piano practice room is available on level 3.

Bookings can be made for one hour per day and up to one week in advance.

If you want to make bookings on more than one day, you will need to login again to submit the booking time for each day. If you are more than 15 minutes late, your booking will be cancelled and others may use the room.  

Book equipment

Community Lab in the Digital Media Lab at The Edge

We've upgraded the Digital Media Lab with 16 new PCs. These workstations have a range of professional and free and open source software (FOSS) for graphic design, audio and video editing, animation and more.

Bookings not required.

See wiki for full spec and list of software

DML iMac Workstation

The Edge’s updated Apple Workstation is a specialist computer to provide users with continued access to the Mac-only capabilities that were available in the previous iterations of the Digital Media Lab.

Applications available on this Apple Workstation include:

  • Logic Pro X
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Motion 5
  • Compress 5
  • Mainstage 5

See wiki for full spec and list of software

DML HP Z8 EliteDesk Workstation

The new Production Workstation in The Edge Digital Media Lab at State Library is a high-end platform suitable for heavy duty rendering and GPU intensive work.

The Production Workstation can be used for:

  • 8K Video editing
  • VR authoring
  • Data Visualisations
  • Deep (machine) Learning

See wiki for full spec and list of software

Recording Studio

Please note: in the interests of public health, the Recording Studio is now unavailable.

The State Library is working to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, with the health and safety of people being our priority. We will continue to keep visitors informed and follow all health advice from the Queensland and Australian governments. We have an advice page for people using the library and we update this page as changes happen.

 

The Edge’s Recording Studio provides access to near-professional equipment and specialist software for recording, mixing, editing and mastering. Recording studio hire is free.

To book and use the Recording Studio, you’ll first need to:

  • Become a State Library member and 
  • complete a safety induction on the piece of equipment you would like to use. Inductions cost $100 per person ($60 for concession card holders )and generally run monthly or bi-monthly.

Fabrication Lab

Please note: in the interests of public health, the Fab Lab is now unavailable.

The State Library is working to respond to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, with the health and safety of people being our priority. We will continue to keep visitors informed and follow all health advice from the Queensland and Australian governments. We have an advice page for people using the library and we update this page as changes happen.

Access and use of the following resources are subject to specific terms and conditions.

The Edge’s Fabrication Lab is an open access community makerspace with equipment and tools available to anyone with a creative idea. If you have a hobby, project, assignment or an idea for a business that requires specialist tools like a laser cutter, soldering station, 3D printer, sewing machine or CNC Routers, The Edge’s Fabrication Lab can help. 

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To book and use a Fabrication Lab resource, you’ll first need to:

  • Become a State Library member and 
  • complete a safety induction on the piece of equipment you would like to use. Inductions cost $25-$150 per person and generally run monthly or bi-monthly.

Host your event at State Library

Set in the cultural heart of Brisbane in South Bank with breathtaking views of the city skyline and river, State Library offers a uniquely Queensland atmosphere that seamlessly brings the outdoors in. Our award-winning building houses a rich history that has inspired the lives of Queenslanders for close to 120 years.