RLQ eresources

Find eresources: online journals, newspapers, magazines, online training, 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. Visit the RLQ for kids page for kids-only eresources.

Ancestry library edition

Ancestry - Library Edition

Explore your family's story. Only available from Library computers. Ask at your local library. Access SLQ's Family History services as well as links to eresources and internet sites that will help you with your genealogical research.


BorrowBox - ebooks and eaudiobooks

Latest Australian titles in ebooks or eaudiobooks.

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


Freegal music

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

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.


Kanopy - video streaming

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


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


OverDrive - ebooks and eaudiobooks

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

Overdrive - for teens

OverDrive for Teens – ebooks and eaudiobooks

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


PressReader - newspapers and magazines online

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.

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RBdigital emagazines

Read your favourite Australian magazines. Online or download for later.

The Times Digital Archive

The Times Digital Archive

For newspapers - sign up for a free SLQ card

Spanning 1785 to 2012, 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.

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:

Other catalogues


One Search

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



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

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.