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Getting here

Explore the best way of getting here with information, directions, and maps specific to your needs.

By public transport

To plan your journey on public transport, visit TransLink: Journey planner or contact Translink on 13 12 30


State Library is a short walk from the Cultural Centre Busway Station in Melbourne Street (260 metres).  

The South Brisbane Loop (Route 86), a new free bus service, travels in an anti-clockwise direction along Grey Street, Montague Road, Vulture Street and Tribune Street. The service operates every 10-15 minutes, 7 days a week between 10am and 11pm.  

Visit the TransLink website for more on this service and other bus options including timetable information. 


The closest train station is the South Brisbane Station, located at the corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets (500 metres).  


The closest CityCat and City Ferry terminals are located at South Bank (800 metres) and North Quay (1 kilometre).

By car


Parking is available under State Library and the Queensland Art Gallery, accessible via Stanley Place.

  • Flat fee of $17.60 per entry, per day. Payment to be made on entry by credit card only (Visa or MasterCard).
  • Overnight vehicles will incur an additional $17.60 fee per day or part thereof. Vehicles exiting after hours will incur a fee of $40. 
  • Enter via Stanley Place (access via the Grey Street and Peel Street intersection or Montague Road).  
  • Open Monday – Sunday and Public Holidays: 7:00am - MIDNIGHT.
  • Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.

All Cultural Centre car parks are managed by Arts Queensland. For more information (including a map), visit Arts Queensland or phone 3840 7942.

Parking is also available at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre

Alternative car parks are located at South Bank Parklands and Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Taxi or rideshare

Drop-off points are located on Stanley Place outside State Library.

By bike

Bicycle racks are located near reception on level 1. Please ensure you bring your bike lock to safely secure your bicycle during your visit to State Library.