Access our free resources to support your teaching and provide stimulating, authentic material to inspire students.

Upcoming Professional Development

We have an exciting program on offer in 2021 for educators, parents and caregivers and students. Our program features professional development on topics including information literacy and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in World War I. 

Exhibition resources

Resources focus on digital materials related to our current and past exhibitions. These educational resources include activities, references, suggestions for extension and direct links to digital materials in State Library collections.

Twenty (Years 9-12)

Explore iconic Queensland photography.

Big Voices (Early Years)

Discover a unique approach to children's art.

Spoken (Years 1-6)

A virtual walk through Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Plantation Voices (Years 1-12)

Discover South Sea Islander stories of resilience.

Islands (Years 4-12)

Explore the stories of six Queensland islands.

Bright Bold Boundless (Years 4-Tert)

The story of the Queen’s Baton for the Commonwealth Games.

Our Sporting Greats (Years 1-12)

Celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sporting heroes.

Jabu Birriny (Ages 13+)

Experience Yarrabah art and culture activities.

Collection resources

Resources focus on content related to our collections. These educational resources include activities, references, suggestions for extension and direct links to digital materials in State Library collections.

Interactive Queenslander Languages Map

Find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages in your area.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives

Explore histories of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people.

First World War

Discover extensive resources to support lesson planning.

Artists' books education kit (Years 10-12)

Beautifully designed resources from the Australian Library of Art collection.

James C Sourris AM Collection (Years 4-12)

Insightful video interviews from contemporary Australian artists.

Information literacy

Information to help you make the most of our catalogue and research resources in the classroom.

Information Literacy: professional development

Learn the key features of the One Search catalogue, gaining tips specifically for educators.

One Search educators guide

Collaborate and save research with the help of a quick guide that links to curriculum.

One Search catalogue

Find it in One Search! Peer-reviewed journals, books, images, newspapers, music and more.

How to videos

Unsure of how to access databases, become a member or use PressReader? Our detailed video guides will help you with these resources and more.


Support your teaching with high quality online resources like, Kanopy and PressReader which are available for free to State Library members.

Virtual excursions

Digital and physical experiences for students and teachers onsite and online.

Twenty: two decades of Queensland photography

Remember, see and feel the last 20 years through an iconic online exhibition.

Spoken: celebrating Queensland languages virtual tour

Take an immersive self-guided tour from home, or share in the classroom.

Anzac Square: 'Women’s Stories' professional development

Delve into an exploration of the unique wartime contributions of Queensland women.

Workshops and activities

Hands on STEAM related workshops, toolkits and activities ready to use in the classroom.

Design Minds

Design Minds exists to engage the community and enable access to design thinking resources in education. It is a digital space for sharing resources, articles and toolkits, hosted by the Asia Pacific Design Library.

MAKEIT workshop plans

MAKEIT workshop plans offer introductory level 45 minute workshops on topics like film editing, mechanics and soft circuits for small groups and ages 14 and over. The workshop plans are yours to download, use, edit, re-work, deliver and share.

State Library Wiki

Discover a range of workshops plans on the wiki, including ready-to-deliver activities covering curriculum areas such as science, technology, engineering and art.  Educators are free to access, develop, modify and share these resources in their classrooms.

Other useful resources

As well as State Library resources numerous other organisations have resources that are useful for parents, teachers and students.

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