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State Library Of Queensland

Stanley Street | P.O. Box 3488, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
61 7 3840 7666
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Ranked #7 of 156 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I often pack up my lap top and bring it to SLQ to work. I love libraries, but am slightly surprised to find my favourite is a modern one. The lighting and smell of the place is perfect. The view across the river to the south-east freeway is one of my favourites. The collection is terrific and the staff wonderful.... More

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slq_12, Front Office Manager at State Library Of Queensland, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. It was lovely to hear that you enjoy our facilities and that we are your favourite place in Brisbane! More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

actually at the Brisbane State Library - terrific coffee shop, wifi available and heaps to read at your leisure - easy to access and next to Southbank

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Whenever in Brisbane I always visit the library to check out the shop and the kids play area. So innovative and colourful. The cafe has improved too.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I love the outlook onto the river, it's a beautiful place to come to whether it's for research or just a quiet read while enjoying the campus-like surrounds.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Just incredibly amazing, if you like to spend time learning about Australia in a fun environment. It's a part of the cultural precinct and is worth visiting - something for everyone in the family. Within walking distance of amazing art gallery, museum, performing arts center, parks and river!

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Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The library has some great exhibits (we saw Hot Modernism - Qld Architecture). Actually down in the library area (yes, real books) is a great space too. Definitely worth a few hours and a great café on site to top it off.

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slq_12, Front Office Manager at State Library Of Queensland, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am glad you enjoyed your visit to State Library. Our exhibition "Hot Modernism - Building modern Queensland 1945-75" has been very popular and will be on display in the SLQ Gallery on Level 2 until12 October 2014. More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited for Rhyme Time on a Thursday morning and were very impressed! After a time of singing songs there was time for free play including craft followed by more singing. A great outing for our toddler.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Facilities are excellent, architecture brilliant and it is very accessible. Items are categorized accordingly, and I especially love the spaces to unwind.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A tad underutilized this a terrific place to spend some time. There are always interesting talks , little exhibitions , good bookshop and a cafe to eat and drink in with family and friends or just on your own. Whatever your interest you will find something for you and time will disappear before you even realize. Come and have a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great asset to Brisbane. I searched some history and found the resources along with staff most helpful.

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