Save money with State Library and budget like a boss!

Did you, like many Australians, start 2019 by resolving to take control of your finances? Are you saving for a holiday or even a home? If it all seems too hard and you’re about to give up, don’t despair! State Library of Queensland has some budgeting tips that can help you save money and make the most of your State Library membership.

Turn your dream home or that European holiday into a reality by saving your precious dollars and using our eresources instead. Here are three State Library eresources you can access for free with your State Library membership:

1. Kanopy: Cancel your streaming subscriptions and start using Kanopy! You can watch Aussie films, documentaries and foreign films free with State Library membership. Kanopy even has a Kanopy Kids menu - something for everyone!

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2. PressReader: Are you still paying for magazines? PressReader is about to save you a whole lot of cash! Browse over 4000 online magazines, including popular titles like Frankie magazine (which retails for $10.95). You can also read 2496 newspapers from Australia and around the world without having to pay for an online subscription. PressReader is free for State Library members.

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3. Are you eager to get ahead? Wondering whether to spend your hard-earned cash on a leadership course or business workshop? You don’t need to spend money to boost your career. State Library members have free access to, which offers over 5500 business courses and 136 000 video tutorials. Learn how to be a leader or what UX design is. can help you power up your career - and it won’t cost you a thing!

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So before you sign up for an expensive course or fork out money for yet another pretty magazine, think about what your State Library membership can do to help you budget


Anne Reddacliff, Librarian

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