Rural Libraries Queensland and Indigenous Knowledge Centre networks
If you are constantly on the move, value-adding to your day is easy. Access your favourite eresources the streamlined way, via their dedicated mobile apps. There are mobile apps available from many of your favourite eresource vendors, including Borrowbox, Freegal, and OverDrive. See the guide below to get started.
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Ancestry Library Edition - Remote
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.
Remote access to this Ancestry Library Edition has been temporarily enabled for library members due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To access, see the following steps:
- Navigate to the Aurora Montage catalogue
- Click on 'Ancestry' on main menu bar.
- Enter your library membership details in the new window.
- Click Login.
- Ancestry will open.
Comprehensive record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander publications. The database covers all forms of creative writing plus film, television, criticism and scholarship, by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island writers and literary and storytelling cultures. Access to the database is via Austlit.
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LinkedIn Learning for Library
Courses and video tutorials on the latest commercial software, creative and business skills.
- Access via the Aurora Montage online catalogue. Click on the eLearning tile image.
State Library of Queensland would like to inform you that Lynda.com upgraded to LinkedIn Learning for Library from 25 May 2021.
Library members should ensure your Lynda.com account details are up-to-date, and that your library membership is current. Please login to your Lynda.com account (for a limited time) and confirm all your details are correct.
We expect that your account will be migrated to LinkedIn Learning for Library and you will be able to access your learning history and certificates in the new platform; however, we recommend manually saving your learning history and certificates to ensure you will retain access to these documents. You can save your viewing history by taking screenshots of the list of viewed courses and videos. You can save your certificates by clicking ‘View/Share’ and then saving them as PDFs.
National Geographic Virtual Library
Complete archive of National Geographic Magazine, National Geographic Traveler magazine and National Geographic Kids Magazine. Latest issues are embargoed and not available for 2 months. Includes books, images & multimedia. Visit the National Geographic website
PressReader - newspapers and magazines online
For newspapers - sign up for free State Library membership.
Read the newspaper in its original format, just as it appears in print. More than 30 languages from over 50 countries. Customise your newsfeed for you.
Visit the PressReader website
RBdigital users are advised that this service has now migrated to OverDrive and the Libby App. From now on you’ll need to use Libby for anything new.
If you already use OverDrive, or Libby, then you don’t need to do anything else. If you are new to OverDrive and Libby, go to the Overdrive website or find the Libby app in the Apple App Store and on Google Play and follow the instructions.
The Times Digital Archive
For newspapers - sign up for a free State Library card
Spanning 1785 to 2014, 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.
Kanopy - video streaming
Unfortunately, subscription to Kanopy has been discontinued and access to public libraries in Queensland is no longer available. Please consider other services such as free online platforms (on demand free to air tv such as iView and SBS On Demand), YouTube, and borrowing library dvds.
eResources for kids
Find ebooks, stories and eaudiobooks all in one kid-friendly place. Choose from hundreds of books to download to your computer, iPad, tablet or ereader.
Not a member? Join at your local library.
View the catalogue to find reading lists of books just for you, such as All kinds of families, Imagination, Little inventors, Science for kids and You can do it!
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 whilst empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. Be Connected comprises a network partners website with advice, learning resources and a grants program for which libraries and other community-based providers can submit applications to secure funding. The Be Connected Learning Portal has a wealth of online learning resources as well as a network of community partners to support your developing digital skills and confidence. Find local help and advice or join the Network to help others. The Be Connected Network is coordinated by the Good Things Foundation.
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.
Latest news from the ABC and an A to Z library of topics relevant to Australians.
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.
GALE Health & Wellness Resource Centre
Provides instant access to carefully compiled and trusted medical reference materials. Includes more than 1000 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos from partner Healthology, Inc., and articles from 2,200 general interest publications in addition to a broad collection of Gale reference titles. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only. Available to State Library members. Join here.
Legal information free to Queenslanders
Queensland law handbook online : your practical guide to the law in Queensland
Website of The Queensland Law Handbook, 12th edition, a comprehensive, plain-English guide to the law in Queensland, written by more than 60 of Queensland's legal experts, offering comprehensive information about rights and responsibilities, and where to go for further assistance.
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.