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Enjoy State Library from home this summer with our quizzes and games, online exhibitions and webinars. Explore online books, movies, podcasts and much more. 


Close up of Birds of tin poster

Discover the latest collections and share your stories and photos. Some recent additions to the collection include Brisbane gigs, Queensland postcards, Greek Cafes in Queensland and Victory in the Pacific.

Catalogue image of womens clothing available from mail order South Brisbane firm Ponds

Play fun online games and quizzes featuring our rich collections including our latest Summer Holidays quiz and memory game

Aerial view of Anzac Square

Embark on an interactive journey from World War One to today inside the Anzac Square Memorial Galleries - exploring the extraordinary true stories of courage, resilience, sacrifice and duty that underpin the Queensland war experience.

Watch & Listen

Still from Robert Stewart home movies of children and lorikeets

Explore a selection of home movies donated to the John Oxley Library capturing the essence of Queensland domestic life. Through support from the Queensland Library Foundation and the Reel Rescue campaign, the Library is able to preserve fragile and deteriorating moving images and make them accessible now and into the future. 

Man looking at Kanopy on desktop computer

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

Dangerous Women Art

Delve into the lives of five Queensland women who’ve challenged the status quo and inspired change. There’s no dry historical facts or yawn-worthy monologues; we’re getting wild.

Christmas poster featuring a koala dressed in Santa hat and boots ca 1920

Enjoy this curated list of songs and albums inspired by the holidays from Music Online - a music database which includes sheet music, video, audio and reference material.

Free with State Library membership

Harry Doyle and Albert Burke Photograph 1917

Until recently, few Australians were aware that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people served in the First World War Over 1,000 enlisted, and almost 300 of them were Queenslanders. Explore the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience of WW1 with Indigenous Languages Coordinator Des Crump.

Drawing of women disembarking from a ship circa 1885

During the 1860s a group of women came to Queensland from Britain with the support of the Female Middle Class Emigration Society. Find out who they were and how they fared with our latest family history recorded webinar. 


State Library of Queensland building during the day

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

blackwrite logo

Spend you summer writing! black&write! is here for all First Nation writers and editors.The black&write! Writing Fellowships are offered annually to two Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander writers.

Girl and mother reading outside

Join the free Summer Reading Club and let fairy tales, myths and legends light up your child’s imagination this summer.

Client reading ebook at the State Library of Queensland Photo by Emma Winch

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

Free with State Library membership

Image of National Geographic Kids database home page

An amazing adventure through science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Includes the complete run of the magazine from 2009 to the present, as well as books, videos, and images.

Free with State Library membership

Flat lay of the library shop products

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


Did you know there are over 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups in Queensland? State Library of Queensland supports communities in the revival, documentation and preservation of traditional languages.

If your walls could talk, ever wondered what tales they’d tell?  Find out how to research the history of your house.  Access video guides and online resources.

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

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