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Asia Pacific Design Library

Located on level 2, the Asia Pacific Design Library is a 21st century library advocating for innovation, experimentation and play through design in the Asia Pacific.



The Asia Pacific Design Library provides a unique design hub for research, publications and a trusted archive of historical and contemporary Queensland design and designers.

The collection is organised into five key categories:

  • Public Places
  • Better Living
  • Communication
  • Design Thinking and
  • Fashion.
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The Asia Pacific Design Library has:

  • books on international and Australian design and designers
  • popular magazines
  • zines
  • graphic novels

Take a seat on the lounges and flip through a book, magazine or zine from our collections. The Asia Pacific Design Library is the place to go if you have an interest in fashion, interior design, media, architecture or technology. Find all the latest design information in one place!

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