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State Library has an expansive collection of heritage items in its stores; from rare books, original maps, hand drawn cartoons, precious jewellery and unique furniture. In fact, State Library's John Oxley Library has collected, preserved and shared Queensland's collective memory since 1934.

View the highlights from State Library's collection on display at the Talbot Family Treasures Wall on level 4. This changing display of items from State Library's heritage collection reveals remarkable stories and deepens our understanding of Queensland's diverse lifestyle, landscape, culture and community. 

Explore State Library's unique and significant heritage treasures. Discover the stories which have shaped our state.