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.

What are eresources?

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Use your SLQ or public libraries membership to access thousands of free online video training services via

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 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.

Art, Design & Architecture Database

Explore our Art, Design & Architecture database

This comprehensive database with thousands of full-text journal articles, covers the areas of art and architecture history, fashion, design, modern and contemporary art, photography and more.

Use in the library or at home if you have an SLQ membership. More about joining the library.

Library membership

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