Brisbane Public Library

Brisbane Public Library

Name: Brisbane Public Library

Group: Institutional Location

Type: Public Library

Years at Location: 1899-1988

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The Brisbane Public Library was established by the government of the Colony of Queensland in 1896, and was renamed the Public Library of Queensland in 1898. The Brisbane Public Library moved into the William Street Building in 1899.


Fitzgerald, Ross; Megarrity, Lyndon; Symons, David. Made in Queensland : a New History, Special Q150 commemorative edition, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld, 2009.

Image Citations

Queensland Museum in Brisbane, Ca. 1879, Collection reference: APU-49 Photographic Views of Queensland. State Library of Queensland