Q. Who can use the Queensland Art Gallery Research Library?
A. Our Research Library is mainly for the Gallery's staff. Researchers and postgraduate students may use the Library by appointment. Primary, secondary and undergraduate students should use their school, TAFE, university or public library before contacting the Gallery Library. Visiting members of the public can use the dictionaries, encyclopedias, price guides and other reference books in the Public Reading Room of the Library. More information about Library access and services is available.
Q. How can I search the Library's catalogue?
A. The Library's catalogue is available online. Records of Library resources are also available through Libraries Australia, the National Bibliographic Database maintained by the National Library of Australia.
Q. Can I borrow books or other items from the Research Library?
A. No. As the Library is a staff reference library, it does not lend to external users.
Q. I am doing an art assignment for school. Where can I find information about artists and art movements?
A. The Gallery Research Library can help you find information about works and artists in the Gallery's Collection. If teachers are setting assignments on the Collection it is preferable for the teacher to contact the Library for information, rather than direct individual students to the Library, due to space restrictions. For general art inquiries, students should visit their school, public library, or the State Library of Queensland.