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State Library Of Queensland

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Address: Stanley Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3840 7666
10:00 - 17:00
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Great quiet space

The State Library offers a number of spaces for quiet study or meetings. A variety of exhibitions and borrows are available for members.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Wendy J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The State Library offers a number of spaces for quiet study or meetings. A variety of exhibitions and borrows are available for members.

Thank Wendy J
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This facility is easy to access. There are quiet areas and booths for study, meeting rooms and children's areas, Photographic displays and information in the foyer. There is a library bookshop (always good for a browse) and a coffee shop. Worth a look if you are visiting the art galleries and/or museum.

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

Thank you for your review, I am glad you enjoyed your visit to State Library and I hope you will visit us again. More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited to search for family history. They have a very large section of reference material and workers there who can assist. Records go back a long way and you can order material that is not readily available. Very modern with food outlet & toilets

Thank Europahol
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Place to go isfyou are a book worm! Plenty read here! or catch up with the daily events, you might even meet someone famous!

Thank John T
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here as we were walking from GOMA so we thought why not look around. There were a couple of exhibitions which were ok but not exactly exciting. Maybe a great place to have a break to get out of the heat of walking through Southbank?

Thank Didge432
State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great views, good selection and friendly staff. Read many local authors and relaxed indoors from the summer heat. A must visit for all.

Thank Nilima K
Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to sit and relax inside and outside of the building. Also a good place for study and local research. A good coffee shop is just outside the main entrance and the art galleries and museum are close by. Has a children's area.

Thank Chris F
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Will be going back now I know where it is and how to park. Pity the parking is so expensive as you would attract more people if it was lower price at night time and week-ends.

Thank krhiggins
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Always come here if I need to get work done for a few hours as it is very neat, tidy and quiet on the second floor. They do have a nice selection of books here too. The first floor can be quite noisy and distracting but has been okay if Im in the mood for that kind of environment (kids... More 

Thank Marion L
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When travelling to Brisbane and waiting for afternoon flights I find I can effectively complete work at the Library. Great location and enjoy the surroundings

Thank DrBob72

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