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Become a State Library member today for free and immediate access to digital resources.


The best things in life are free

Access more benefits online and onsite when you become a State Library member. Membership is free. Access is immediate.

Vicki McDonald AM, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer talks about some of the perks of a free State Library membership.

Access online, anytime

Kanopy streaming service on TV in lounge room

Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that offers classic films and documentaries. Best of all it's free with your State Library membership.

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Keep learning in the moments that matter with online video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. Best of all it's free with your State Library membership.

Man using computer at State Library Queensland

ProQuest is the first online newspapers service to combine key national titles from Fairfax, News Ltd and ABC.

Membership features

State Library is currently closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be able to access onsite features of State Library membership when the library re-opens. 

  Online Onsite

Access online books, magazines, journals, newspapers, documentaries and films

Borrow books and items from the Information Collections*

Access thousands of online courses

Research your family history with Ancestry Library Edition and Findmypast


Fast track your catalogue searches with personalisation options

Request items from the catalogue before you visit

Use a computer


Book meeting and collaborative spaces

Book the piano practice room

Access audio and video recording equipment, digital media software, fabrication tools and more


*Visit State Library to show photo ID and proof of Queensland residency.

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