We provide access to a large number of authoritative eresources: online journals, newspapers, magazines and websites, online training courses, 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.


All eresources can be accessed onsite at our South Bank building with most also accessible 24/7 away from State Library with your SLQ membership. Not yet a member? Visit our Membership page to register now to get immediate access to services, collections and facilities.  Please note the use of our eresources is governed by these Terms & conditions

Some eresources are available to RLQ (Rural Libraries Queensland) members. Vist our Membership page to check your eligibility to become an RLQ member.

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

Online Driver Education

Free unlimited online access to the QLD Driver's Handbooks, driver licence practice tests, exam simulator, and a QLD Driver Licence FAQ section with answers to over 100 questions.

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These include online encyclopedias, reference directories, databases of journal articles, newspapers, company and industry data, music scores, and sound recordings in a wide range of subjects. Many of the databases are available from home so sign up for SLQ 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.

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.

RLQ for kids

Kid friendly eresources. Parent guardian permission required to join.

RLQ eresources

Find out what eresources are available to RLQ (Rural Libraries Queensland) members.

Illustrated London News Historical Archive

Illustrated London News Historical Archive

This archive, covering 1842–2003, lets researchers access the full run of this publication - the first pictorial weekly newspaper and the first to launch a colour supplement. A wide range of topics is covered - politics, social history, fashion, theatre, literature, advertising, genealogy.

Available at SLQ and online for SLQ members. Become a member.

Library membership

Become an SLQ member now to access our services, collections and facilities.