About QPLA

Queensland Public Libraries Association is the peak representative body for public libraries in Queensland. QPLA liaises with key stakeholders and decision makers on current issues; coordinates professional development and networking opportunities for members; promotes the role and value of public libraries and facilitates cooperative projects at local, state and national levels.

Our vision

A powerful network of valued, diverse and resilient public libraries for Queensland.


QPLA exists to leverage the scale, represent the diversity and strengthen the network of Queensland Public Libraries by:

  • Providing representation, advocacy and support for members at local, state and national levels
  • Creating and facilitating opportunities for public libraries and stakeholders to collaborate, co-operate and share information and ideas
  • Championing the achievements of member libraries through recognition and awards programs and showcasing best practice
  • Supporting Professional Development through coordination of conferences, workshops and networking events

Overarching objectives

  • Increased community and government awareness of the role and value of public libraries
  • Proactive and innovative systems and processes
  • Well-informed members of an active network
  • Responsive, accountable governance and a sustainable association.

Planning documents

QPLA Strategic Plan 2022-2024

QPLA Highlights

QPLA Highlights & Celebrations video 2022

QPLA 40 years celebration video 2021

QPLA highlights 2019 video