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Ebooks

Enjoy reading and researching using State Library’s ebook collection.

Access the collection


State Library provides access to thousands of ebooks through One Search, the library catalogue.

You can read ebooks via an internet browser, or download them to your computer or mobile device.

Our ebook collection includes:

  • ebooks from ProQuest Ebook Central
  • ebooks from Open access repositories such as Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
  • free ebooks from Hathi Trust and Project Gutenberg
  • digitised books from our collections
A person reading an eBook at the library

ebooks by topic

There are over 200,000 ebooks in our collection. All subject areas are covered,  including reference material. You can read ebooks online using an internet browser, download them to your mobile device, download to an app and print or copy pages.

To access ebooks you will need to login using your State Library membership.

Activist and Aboriginal rights champion, Murrandoo Yanner
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
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A photograph of a circle drawn on grid paper by colouring in squares.
Art
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Portrait of Dr. Ellice Ettic Peden Dart, B.A., B.Sc., M.B., Ch.M. (Sydney)
Biography
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A stack of four business books
Business and economics
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Bayliss family, with Archie Murphy, far right
Family history
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Man lying on grass having a nap
Health and wellbeing
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Coastal artillery gun being moved for mounting on the slopes of Paga Hill in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, World War II, ca. 1943
History
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Geography
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Australian books on the shelf
Literature
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Law Courts, Brisbane, ca. 1902. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.
Law
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Sheet Music State Library
Music
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Science
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Digitised books

Hundreds of books from our collection have been digitised as part of our commitment to making Queensland's memory more accessible. Our digitised books include the first novel set in Brisbane, The curse and its cure, and Myths and Legends of the Torres Strait by Margaret Lawrie.
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Book cover for "Myths and Legends of the Torres Strait" with colour sketch of First Nations person holding onto the legs of a pelican in flight