The State Library of Queensland was founded in 1896 and is Queensland’s main site houses a range of collections made up of books, journals, magazines, newspapers, manuscripts and archives, maps, rare books, music, photographs, films and videos, and e-resources. These collections cover Queensland’s heritage, history, art, design and science. The library also holds community programs, showcases workshops and short courses, either for free or low price.
Onsite services and facilities include: computers and internet, free wi-fi access, microform printing and copying, standard copying and printing plus scanning. SLQ also have various rooms and venues for hire. Situated overlooking the Brisbane River between the Gallery of Modern and Queensland Art Gallery, the State Library is easily accessed via public transport and South Bank’s various paid parking lots. There is also a café and library shop onsite, open to the public daily.