Become a member

Becoming a State Library member connects you to the library’s content and services.

Become a member

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

Membership highlights

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Explore the range of spaces that you can book at State library.

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Borrow items from the Information Collections.

Membership benefits

There are so many benefits to becoming a member at State Library, both online and in person:

  • Improve the efficiency of your study — Online and in person features will fast track your study
  • Take that passion project to the next level  — Access a world of quality information to finesse your passions, or get hands on to make and create with equipment, tools, software and studios
  • Be part of Queensland's entrepreneurial ecosystem — Book dedicated work stations and co-working spaces, receive special invitations to entrepreneurial events and network with like-minded business owners
  • Learn the truth about your family history — Use Ancestry Library Edition and get additional guidance from our library staff to uncover your family's story

Membership features

Features Online In person
Use a computer No Yes
Hire meeting spaces Yes Yes
Use powered workstations in co-working spaces* No Yes
Request items from the John Oxley Library to look at in the Heritage Collections area Yes Yes

Borrow books and items from the Information Collections*

  • Request items to be sent to your local public library
  • Check the status of your requests
Yes Yes
Play our piano in the piano practice room No Yes

Read quality books, magazines and journals online and watch films.

Popular resources include:

Yes Yes

Fast track your catalogue research with One Search:

  • Personalise, save and tag your searches for next time
  • Receive catalogue alerts about new items via email
Yes No

Get hands on to make and create.

Popular offerings include:

  • Audio and video recording equipment
  • Digital media software for graphic design, AV editing, web and app development, game design, animation and programming
  • Recording studio to record, edit and mix
  • Fabrication tools including sewing machines, 3D printers, CNC Routers, laser cutters and a soldering station
No Yes

* Requires free membership upgrade. To find out how, visit our FAQs.

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