School visits

Bring your classroom to State Library and explore Queensland's rich history. 

Research experience

35 persons max (including adults) per two-hour session
Recommended for Years 7-12

This experience is designed for school groups seeking to build information literacy by blending in-school preparation with onsite research.

Teachers, please supply a topic for research or an assignment question when booking. A librarian will provide search terms and suggested resources for students to use. Once onsite the group is greeted by a volunteer who leads the way to our dedicated study area where students explore their topic using State Library’s Catalogue and online resources. Short how-to videos are available to provide students with basic search skills. To complete research, students will need to bring their own devices.
 

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Explore exhibitions

Self-guided
​​​​​​​70 persons max (including adults) per two-hour session
All years
Session times: 10.00am – 12.00pm / 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Experience dynamic, informative, and entertaining exhibitions across a diversity of topics. Before booking check our website for specific exhibitions dates. You can book in conjunction with Independent Study if an area for debrief is desired. Seven days’ notice is required.

Please note that kuril dhagun visits require a separate booking.
 

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Treasure hunt

35 persons max (including adults) per two-hour session
Recommended for Years 5-10

Explore State Library in a self-guided experience that grows positive relationships with library systems and spaces.

The session is based on level 3 in a dedicated study area. From here, teachers direct small groups of 2-10 students to carry out the Treasure Hunt. Simple tasks ensure connection with all five floors of the building. For primary groups, additional adult supervision must be provided by the school for each small group of students.
 

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Independent study

70 persons max (including adults) per two-hour session
Recommended for Years 5 - 12

If your group wishes to study independently, book our school area on level 3 including large tables for study and quiet instruction, and access to the State Reference library. There is an option to book an additional 35 attendees to study on level 2.

Please note that dedicated librarian assistance is not provided with this booking (if you require help with assessment topics or preparation, please book a Research Experience).
 

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Explore kuril dhagun

30 max per two-hour session (including adults)
All Years
Session times: 10.00am – 12.00pm / 12.30pm – 2.30pm

Experience kuril dhagun, a welcoming and respectful place designated for First Nations communities to meet, gather, and celebrate culture. Staff will welcome your group to kuril dhagun and explain the history, meaning and purpose of the space. Students may continue with a self-guided exploration of the kuril dhagun’s art, resources, and displays (visit kuril dhagun's webpage to explore current offerings).

Bookings are essential and fourteen-days’ notice is required.
 

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Anzac Square Memorial Galleries tour

30 persons max (including adults) per 45min session
Recommended for Years 7-10

Experience Queensland’s pre-eminent war memorial and gain a greater understanding of Australia’s military past at Anzac Square. The refreshed Anzac Square Memorial Galleries curated by State Library of Queensland allow you to delve deeper into Queensland’s war history than ever before - embarking on an interactive journey from World War One to today.

Viewpoints: contemporary Aboriginal photography curator tour

Join Georgia Walsh, curator of Viewpoints: contemporary Aboriginal photography, for a tour of the exhibition while she discusses the important work of three contemporary Aboriginal photographers working in Queensland; Michael Aird, Jo-Anne Driessens and Naomi Hobson.

Location: Level 4, Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, State Library of Queensland

Dates:

Tue 9 Nov · 10–10:30am
Tue 1 Feb 2022 · 10–10:30am

Contact us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

Email learning@slq.qld.gov.au or phone 07 3840 7666.

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