The State Library of Queensland is a part of The Cultural Centre at South Bank, Brisbane. Recently renovated, the Library offers a relaxed leisure and learning place with a state-of-the-art reference section and space to showcase unique heritage collections. If you have a question about anything this is the place; they have displays to help answer your questions. Whether you are a university student needing resource for your essays, or a visitor wanting to spend a quiet time exploring what this Queensland's documentary heritage has to offer, it is worth a visit. Spread over five levels, the State Library has plenty of different spaces depending on what kind of mood you're in.
The ground level is equipped with couches and computers, also has a corner section for kids to play in. Levels 2-5 are for quiet study and have desks, couches, meeting rooms, music practice rooms, computers, an area for newspapers, lecture theatres..there is always plenty on at Brisbane’s State Library of Queensland. Sit in the "Red Box" inside the library (an architectural high-ceilinged marvel) and meditate on the view of the Brisbane River, or choose a comfortable chair and read or study quietly.
One of the most popular features at this library is FREE internet. Where else can you enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi and river views in the architectural beauty of Donovan Hill, this is no stuffy old library for sure.
So many things you can do here but perhaps you can browse through The Map Collection at the State Library of Queensland that provides cartographic coverage of the world, with a major emphasis on Queensland and Australia. With your new geological knowledge of the Brisbane area in mind, why not try a balloon ride with Hot Air Balloon Brisbane? An hour drive to south of Brisbane, watch the sun rise over the majestic Hinterland of the Scenic Rim. Imagine an amazing panorama view stretching from Brisbane city to Lamington National Park to Tamborine Mountain to the Gold Coast from up on a floating balloon.
The State Library has a huge collection of journals, videos, newspaper archives, books and sound recordings so is really your one-stop shop for any assignment or project based research work. They also have a fantastic library book shop stocking everything from classics to popular fiction and exclusive or rare prints. The Library Cafe is also worth trying out for their good coffee. The State Library also hosts various exhibitions in its own gallery space.
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Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
State Library of Queensland
Cultural Centre, Stanley Place, South Bank
Brisbane, Queensland, 4101, Australia
Phone: +61 7 3840 7666
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