Stanley Place, South Brisbane
Saturday : 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
General access and guided tours // General Access till 5:00pm. Tours from 9:45AM to 1:00PM.

This is your chance to get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the award-winning State Library of Queensland building on Brisbane’s South Bank.

Join our specialist teams behind the scenes in some of State Library’s most impressive spaces. See how our collections are stored and cared for in the Repository and Conservation Lab, then handle curated items from State Library’s collections in a white gloves experience.

Discover why the State Library building won state and national Royal Institute of Australian Architects awards on a free guided tour led by a Partners Hill architect. Explore building highlights from State Library’s redevelopment and learn the architectural history of Queensland’s major cultural collecting institution.

Open Access Activities

Young Builders Story Time: No Booking Required

Photography Tour: No Booking Required

 Pre-booked Tours

Tours run from 9:45 am – book your free behind-the-scenes and architectural tours to secure your spot.

Architect Tour of the State Library: Book Here

Behind the Scenes tour of the State Library: Book Here

TICKETS *SCHEDULED for 2nd Release TUES 27 JUNE @10:30am*

Tour Information

Frequency of Guided Tours: General access from 10am - 5pm Enjoy guided behind-the-scenes tours at 9:45 am, 10:15 am, 11:15 am and 11:45 pm. At 10 am, 11, am and 12pm join a Partners Hill architect on a tour of the award-winning State Library redevelopment.

Tour Tips

Bookings required to secure your place

Additional Activities

Children's Activities, Workshops/talks, Food & Beverage, White Gloves viewing and Story Time

Dress Requirements

Enclosed shoes

Wheelchair access



Recent Architectural or Engineering Awards: - 2007 RAIA National Architecture Awards - The Sir Zelman Cowen Award for Public Architecture - 2007 RAIA National Architecture Awards - The Emil Sodersten Award for Interior Architecture - 2007 RAIA Queensland Architecture Awards - Brisbane Building of the Year - 2007 RAIA Queensland Architecture Awards - FDG Stanley Award for Public Buildings Architecture - 2007 AIB Queensland Awards - Project of the Year + Sustainability Commendation

Robin Gibson and Partners
Refurbishment by Peddle Thorp Architects and Donovan Hill in association.
1988: Original building 2004–06: Refurbishment