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“Great place to read rare books, newly published magazine, or use their free fast WiFi”

State Library Of Queensland
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Brisbane City Tour and River Cruise from the Gold Coast
Ranked #11 of 339 things to do in Brisbane
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Brisbane, Australia
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great place to read rare books, newly published magazine, or use their free fast WiFi”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

There isn't a single purpose on why you should visit the State Library. Apart from being a nicely decorated library to read rare books in their collection or new magazines, you can also take advantage of their free super-fast WiFi to update your apps or check your emails :)

Visited May 2014
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Regina, Canada
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“Everything you need!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

In addition to the building itself, there was a great display that was free to see. The coffee shop was also tally good for a break during the day. The staff at the information were a huge help when it came to printing off documents.

Backpackers can use the library for the internet or wifi. After library hours, the wifi is still available and the area is well lit and there is a security guard so it is a safe place.

Visited July 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Vibrant, buzzy, superb location”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

The State Library will challenge everything you believe about library experiences if you are thinking stuffy, quiet, boring. Set in the superb cultural centre complex (with the Gallery of Modern Art - GOMA; Qld Art Gallery; Performing Arts Centre ++), the State Library is a pulsing, live and colourful space for adults, hip young folk and children. Always something to see and do, so a visit is highly recommended

Visited July 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Convenient Location”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

The State Library of Queensland has some very interesting holdings. The John Oxley Library within the complex with the historic photos and documents was the section in which I was most interested. Staff members were most helpful in directing me to the correct area to find the information I need.

Visited June 2014
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Barry, United Kingdom
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“eye opener”
Reviewed July 3, 2014

With my Chinese colleague I was invited to view some of the collection of artists books that the Library have in their collection. It was a memorable visit, sparking of interesting debate.

Visited May 2014
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