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


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Did you know there are over 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups in Queensland?


Use our How-to videos to guide you through a range of tasks such as becoming a member, using the catalogue and to getting started with some great online resources.

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Explore resources in all subject areas, including as literature and music.

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Art of the book

The art and design collections of State Library of Queensland contain a broad range of materials relating to the world history of art from pre-history to the present day.

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State Library of Queensland houses many collections relating to the experience of Queenslanders during the First World War. Discover videos, soldier portraits, digitised documents and more to enhance your research.


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Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video platform that offers films and documentaries. It also includes Kanopy Kids, which now offers unlimited plays.

Free with State Library membership

Check out our family history videos. They cover topics such as births, deaths and marriage records, immigration, house histories and more.

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Watch all your favourite Baby Play, Story Time and Rhyme Time sessions online, anywhere and any time

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Hear from Gold Walkley award-winning journalist Kerry O’Brien as he looks at State Library’s astonishing visual archive of Queensland as part of Twenty: two decades of Queensland photography online exhibition.

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Step behind the lens with exhibition curator Anna Thurgood as she gives an overview of Twenty. This is the first in a series of talks. Throughout July, Anna will interview six photographers featured in Twenty.

Talking Ideas

Coal earned Australia almost $70 billion in export revenue in 2018-19, yet the industry’s future is uncertain.


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Get the latest news and read articles from a range of topics from John Oxley Library to Make, art and design.

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First 5 Forever is a family literacy initiative delivered by public libraries and Indigenous Knowledge Centres to support strong early literacy foundations. Subscribe to receive free weekly tips with fun ideas to try

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Discover the books black&write! has helped publish.

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

Free with State Library membership

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State Library's newspaper collections include paper, microfilm and online editions of Queensland, interstate, national and overseas newspapers, both past and present. In many instances our collections go back to the first issue of the newspaper.

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Visit our online shop and discover a wonderful selection of Queensland's best established and emerging authors.



Explore the diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures through photographs, manuscripts and digital stories held in collections.

Peter Fischmann 2015 Queensland State Election Photographs and Moving Images

Politics in Queensland is topical and sometimes controversial. Explore the collections that reflect the contemporary influences on Queensland and its politics.

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State Library of Queensland staff can help answer your questions and offer research guidance.


Explore over 61000 photographs of Queensland houses from the 1960s and 70s, from the State Library's Corley Collection. Help identify an address or share your story.

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Listen to and transcribe the voices of Queensland on Amplify. You can help us to make our oral history collections accessible and discover amazing stories at the same time. 

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Join State Library Queensland's Minecraft server, full of challenges, excitement and adventures.


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State Library of Queensland has grown a vast photographic archive reflecting the lives of generations of Queenslanders. TWENTY focuses on images in State Library’s contemporary collections. They reveal a story of a changing Queensland—one that still has echoes of its past but is also embracing a more diverse and tolerant future.


Explore unique collections and significant treasures relating to Queensland, each one helping to document the state's heritage and contemporary influences.


Experience the diversity and richness of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages from home with our interactive self-guided tour of the Spoken exhibition.

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