State Library Of Queensland

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State Library Of Queensland

State Library Of Queensland
4.5
Art Galleries • Libraries
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Founded in 1896, State Library of Queensland is the leading reference and research library in Queensland. State Library is responsible for collecting and preserving a comprehensive collection of Queensland’s cultural and documentary heritage, providing free access to information for all Queenslanders and for the advancement of public libraries across the State. State Library plays a lead role in serving all Queenslanders, through state-wide library services and partnerships with more than 320 vibrant public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres in Queensland.
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia5,492 contributions
More than a Library
Oct. 2021
What an extraordinary building and a shame that I did not know of the guided tours when visiting. I read that the Library "sets a benchmark for State Libraries within Australia and the Southern hemisphere" and the guided tour takes visitors on a comprehensive journey through most levels. I could easily immerse myself for at least a day browsing the various collections that reflect Queensland's history and heritage. The ladies at Reception were most helpful with one vacating her seat to give me an enthusiastic description of facilities and things to see within the building. In hindsight, I should have remained in the building in lieu of visiting the Gallery of Modern Art. As I was leaving, on Bodhi Tree Terrace, I noticed the ghost gum, planted in 2009 as a sapling from the historic Tree of Knowledge, Barcaldine, which was a 200-year-old Corymbia aparrerinja ghost gum poisoned in 2006.
Written 11 November 2021
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Jeff M
Perth, Australia111 contributions
Excellent Library
Aug. 2021
Beautiful architecture that was kept as is since the construction date. All of the shelves are ordered neatly, the staff is highly knowledgable, and the library is excellent!
Written 8 October 2021
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia1,817 contributions
Interesting building
Jun. 2021
This is a great building over several levels with lots of light areas and some displays. We enjoyed a walk around as we were passing.
Written 20 June 2021
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Brian M
Oxford, UK558 contributions
Good cafeteria
Jan. 2020
The State Library is found in an unprepossessing green building. It usually has a temporary exhibition for people who are visiting. Great place for a State Library and the cafeteria is good though it does get busy at lunchtime.
Written 9 April 2020
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Jen Manison
Hobart, Australia147 contributions
World of books and ideas
Mar. 2020
This fantastic building has wonderful views and books and crannies to sit and read in. See Ian Coombes, writer in residence at work, too.
Written 5 March 2020
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normakk
Brisbane, Australia308 contributions
Spoken - Celebrating Queensland Languages
Feb. 2020 • Solo
Learn the history of Australia, Indigeneous culture & language.

Presented in beautiful videos, artifacts, documents, paintings, traditional items & interactive medium.

If you watch every video & read every document, it could hours to view the whole exhibition.

I found it quite emotional.

In the conclusion of one video, "We are Aboriginal people, so if you come along for the ride, for the journey, you will learn something." I learnt a lot.
Written 10 February 2020
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SharonofBuderim
Buderim, Australia37 contributions
Great exhibitions
Jan. 2020
Fabulous Library, loved the Greek Cafe exhibition so interesting to see how the Greek Cafe culture started here in Brisbane
Written 22 January 2020
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DEP3
Binghamton, NY289 contributions
Sleek, friendly, and impressive in the museum cultural district
Dec. 2019
Brisbane was a cruise stop, and after the guided 3 hour tour, we continued touring on our own, using City Cat ferry to get to the South Bank, where the museums are. We love libraries and wandered into the State Library of Queensland. Friendly librarians, and lovely design.
Written 5 January 2020
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Susan
Brisbane, Australia27 contributions
Epitome of a modern library
Oct. 2019
What a wonderful place! Plenty of digital connectivity, wonderful librarians, a fantastic siting right on the river and close to the museum and art galleries, as well as restaurants, and a delightful children's area, often with fantastic activities thrown in.
Cannot recommend highly enough.
Written 3 January 2020
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Shiyu
Brisbane, Australia192 contributions
Haven for seemingly homeless people
Dec. 2019 • Family
I took my 11 year old grandson to SLQ as part of my plan to give him experiences of a cultured nature. We did GOMA, QPAC Playhouse performance as well as SLQ in this outing.
The desk staff were very helpful and allowed my grandson to register as an online SLQ user. My grandson engaged enthusiastically in the children’s creative space proudly constructing a “fort” out of the blocks and was equally keen to engage with the snake puppet in the small children zone. I was surprised that an 11 year old enjoyed these spaces but he does have a younger 6 year old sister and 2 year old brother, he was also very keen to get online to explore SLQ offerings.
However the big surprise for me was the significant number of (mostly) men with personal hygiene issues sprawled over or curled up sleeping on the upholstered sofas. They did not appear to be using research facilities of SLQ but seemed to be settled in for the day!
Written 2 December 2019
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