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State Library Of Queensland

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Address: Stanley Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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The cultural heart of Brisbane

beautyfully located in the center of art galleries and theatres, the library is friendly, complete, and comfortable. Free wifi, a great cafe and child minding area.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautyfully located in the center of art galleries and theatres, the library is friendly, complete, and comfortable. Free wifi, a great cafe and child minding area.

wellington, new zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have a good look around. Soak up the atmosphere and have a look at the interactive educational stuff. Was a heap of fun that I did not expect.

Thank MortimerEG
Brisbane Region, Australia
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684 reviews
169 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It seemed like a nice place - very spacious and ambient. However, as an adult there was nothing that really caught my attention. So it was a bit flat and uneventful.

Thank Farkorff
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Have often taken grand children to the library to read the books and also be involved in the special events that take place regulary.

Thank bruceg504
Hong Kong, China
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We were walking along South Bank just looking for a place for brunch and chill a bit, and came to this cafe at the State Library. Great selection of salad, wraps and smoothies.

Thank ShiningSchnee
Portland, Oregon
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The SLQ is a great place to make a stop when in the Cultural district of Brisbane -- the building looks quite staid from the front, but once you enter, there's much to explore, including exhibits, unique sitting areas, and art. The building is partially open to the outside, providing a wonderful casual feeling. Don't miss it!

Thank acornsandnuts
Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Fantastic kids space with activities run by the state library such as craft and storytime. All free! Interactive displays (construction zone while we were there). Very modern, airconditioned and parking space for prams.

Thank 84dot2016
Brisbane, Australia
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1,805 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place to get away for a while- well laid out public space with lots of zones - interesting to explore

Thank Michael S
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

A visit across the river tothe State Library of Queensland is worth while. During School and University time you will find lots of students diligently looking up facts from the great collection on any subject you could mention. If however you just want to spend a quiet time this is the place. Lots of interesting books to look up and... More 

Thank bfox2
Brisbane, Australia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I can't believe I waited ten years to join this library. What a gem. There are also art exhibitions in the building.

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

Thanks for your review and welcome to State Library! More 

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