RLQ eresources

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

Have your RLQ card number and PIN ready. Some platforms require you to set up a free account to access their content.

eReading - eBooks

Overdrive - eBooks

OverDrive - eBooks

Register using your RLQ card to access the latest fiction and popular titles.

Visit the Overdrive website

Overdrive - for teens

OverDrive for Teens

Your own eReading room, designed just for you! Maze Runner, Young Sherlock and more.

Visit the Overdrive for Teens website

Wheeler - eBooks

Wheelers - eBooks

Catch up with your favourite series in fiction and the latest Australian titles.

Visit the Wheeler website

eReading - eMagazines

RBdigital logo

RBdigital eMagazines

Read online or download for later. Over 200 titles available, mostly Australian.

Visit the RBdigital website

eReading - Newspapers

For newspapers - sign up for a free SLQ card



Read the newspaper in its original format, just as it appears in print. More than 30 languages from over 50 countries. Customise your newsfeed. Includes many regional Queensland newspapers.

Visit the PressReader website

The Times Digital Archive

The Times Digital Archive

Spanning 1785 to 1985, the archive of the 'world's newspaper of record' published in London, covers all major international historical events from the French Revolution to the Falkland War. An extraordinary tool for family historians and researchers.

Visit The Times Digital Archive website




Watch the world's finest cinema on any device. Choose from a large collection of movies, independent films and documentaries. Enjoy!

Visit the Kanopy website

Family history

Ancestry library edition

Ancestry - Library Edition

Explore your family's story. Only available from Library computers.

State Library of Queensland's Family History services

State Library of Queensland's Family History services

Access SLQ's Family History services as well as links to eresources and internet sites that will help you with your genealogical research.

View our Family History pages



Freegal music

Want new sounds? Use your library membership to stream free music onto your digital device. Yours to keep. New songs added each week.

Visit the Freegal website

eListening - Downloadable audio


OverDrive - eAudio

Register using your RLQ Library card to access books for listening.

Visit the Overdrive website


BorrowBox - eAudio

Thousands of downloadable audiobooks. Android and iOS apps available.

Visit the BorrowBox website


GCF LearnFree

GCF LearnFree.org

Free self-paced tutorials and online classes on a range of topics including technology, Microsoft Office tutorials, math, career, reading, everyday life skills and more. No need to create an account or sign in.

Visit the GCF LearnFree.org website



You can learn it! Courses and video tutorials on the latest commercial software, creative and business skills.

Visit the Lynda website

Clue Detective Puzzle Agency

Clue Detective Puzzle Agency

Keep your brain active! Original crosswords, codewords (clueless crosswords), sudoku and trivia quizzes. Organise a group and solve puzzles together.

Login using these details: Username: SLQLD, Password: puzzles4slq

Visit the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency website

Useful websites

Digital literacy

High quality, freely available online resources that offer training in foundation skills in day-to-day use of computers and applications.

Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum
Developed by Microsoft, the site is for beginners to those who have some experience. It has resources to teach generic skills and concepts in topic areas such as Computer Basics; The Internet, Cloud Services, and the World Wide Web; Productivity Programs (MS Word, Excel etc), Computer Security and Privacy; Digital Lifestyles.

Be Connected Network
A new initiative funded by the Australian Government to support digital literacy for older Australians. Be Connected comprises a website with advice and learning resources and a grants program for which libraries and other community-based providers can submit applications to secure funding.  The Be Connected Network is coordinated by the Good Things Foundation.

Go Digi
Go Digi is a free program that helps individuals and communities improve their digital skills and confidence online. Learning guides cover everyday topics such as connecting to the internet, finding health information, enjoying armchair travel, discovering online shopping and exploring hobbies.

Tech Savvy Seniors
An ongoing partnership between the Queensland Government (through State Library of Queensland) and Telstra, to deliver technology training to seniors through public libraries across Queensland. Trainer guides and short ‘self-teach’ videos are available in a range of introductory topics.

Health information

ABC Health
Latest news from the ABC and an A to Z library of topics relevant to Australians.

Cochrane Library
A regularly updated online resource containing a collection of evidence-based databases. Reviews of different treatments feature a Plain Language Summary, with the aim of making the information accessible to everyone. All Australians have free access to the Cochrane Library as a result of the Australian Government funding a national subscription.

Legal information free to Queenslanders

Legal Aid Queensland's free legal information publications are available online or in hard copy. The factsheets and guides have lots of useful legal information on a range of common legal issues:

RLQ for kids

Visit the RLQ for kids page for kids-only eBooks and eAudio.

Other catalogues


One Search

Use the State Library catalogue to find books, magazines, newpapers, music, maps, and online resources such as ebooks and databases.

Visit the OneSearch website



Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations relating to Australia and gives you tools to explore and build.

Visit the Trove website

Library membership

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

Library Shop online

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