Resources

State Library's resources include books, maps, photographs, newspapers, manuscripts and audio, video and digital material much of which reflects Queensland in all its glory.  Get a glimpse of some of the significant collections within our walls.

Queensland history

State Library, mainly through its John Oxley Library, has a vital role in preserving and sharing Queensland'€™s history, collecting contemporary...

Family history

Access a wide range of resources and information guides for use in family and local history research, available through State...

eresources

Access to a variety of web-based, sometimes remotely accessible, databases and eresources provided for clients within the State Library of...

Convict Queenslanders

Biographical information about significant convict Queenslanders, compiled as part of State Library's searchable database of convicts indexed from British convict...

Children and families

State Library provides children and families with access to games, databases and websites....

Multicultural

Links to online multicultural library services and resources, including your local Queensland public library and other websites....

Students

State Library resources and services for students, such as finding what you want, meeting and studying at the South Bank...

Educators

State Library offers educators support, professional development and resources to enhance their teaching practice, including learning notes, and planning a...

Maps

Resources relating to maps and mapping at State Library, including real estate maps, Queensland maps, early Australian mapping and maps...

Music

The music collections at State Library include music scores, sheet music, music databases, songbooks and hymn books, plus online resources....

Law

Access current and historical materials and eresources for Commonwealth and Queensland law through State Library, in print, on microfilm and...

Business

State Library of Queensland offers a range of resources across all major business areas including industry and product information, commerce,...

Art and design

State Library's arts and design collections contain materials relating to the world history of art from pre-history to the present...

Newspapers

Queensland newspapers, newspapers online, and the Tim Fairfax Newspaper Reading Room available through State Library....

Preserving your collections

State Library includes experts in ensuring the long term preservation of all kinds of books, ephemera, art works, documents, sheet...

Publishers and writers

Information and requirements for publishers and writers on publishing, such as legal deposit, copyright, and how to obtain standard publication...

Picture Queensland

An online photographic collection, Picture Queensland contains images documenting Queensland’s people, places and events. This includes historical and contemporary images...

Queensland stories

State Library uses digital storytelling (short videos that use a a combination of images, sound, narration, animation, video and music...

Copyright

Copyright related pages from State Library of Queensland and NSLA...

Library membership

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Library Shop online

Discover an eclectic range of books, gifts, reproduction prints and more at the Library Shop.