We provide access to a large number of authoritative eresources: online journals, newspapers, magazines and websites, company information and Australian standards, legislation, music scores and recordings and encyclopedias. Much of this information in the eresources is not available freely elsewhere on the web.

What are eresources?

Confused about the terminology? Let us try to explain.


All eresources can be accessed at State Library and most are also accessible 24/7 away from State Library with either an SLQ library card or a Queensland Public Library (QPL) account. Visit our Membership page to register now.

There are some eresources which are only available at State Library. Ask us for help in searching these eresources.

Terms and conditions of use.

Search databases

Find information in journals, newspapers and encyclopedias in a wide range of subjects. Many of the databases are available from home so sign up for library membership.

ebooks and digital publications

These include ebooks from the Electronic Book Library, free ebooks from the Hathi Trust and Project Gutenberg, and digitised books and 'virtual books' from our collections.


Over 70,000 journals that you can browse or search by title, subject or publisher. Includes Article Finder  to help you link to the full text if you have a citation.

Archived websites

PANDORA is a national archive of Australian online publications and websites. State Library has been an active participant since 2002, enhancing the Queensland content of the archive.

Art, Design and Architecture Collection (Proquest)

Art, Design and Architecture Collection (ProQuest)
Following your visit to the Hot Modernism exhibition you might like to do further research using this database. It contains a large collection of full text resources covering art history, architecture, modern and contemporary art, industrial design, fashion and textiles, furniture and interior design, crafts, ceramics, glass, jewellery, photography.

Library membership

Join online or in person at State Library to access services, collections and facilities