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Woman using a mac computer is an elearning platform that includes over 13,000 courses, with dozens added each week. 

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Aboriginal and Torres Islander people chatting inside the State Library of Queensland

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

SLQ Wiki

This platform has been developed to reflect State Library’s commitment to sharing intellectual property which has been developed with public resources.

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

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Dolita Delta Self Portrait

The Children’s Picture Diaries methodology aims to collect stories about childhood, as told by children in various formats:  in story, poem, film, drawing, painting or sculpture. This education resource is underpinned by the methodology developed in communities by Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM.

Festival Hall

Learning notes for educators for the exhibition Twenty. Twenty reveals a story of a changing Queensland—one that still has echoes of its past but is also embracing a more diverse and tolerant future.


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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

Step behind the lens with exhibition curator Anna Thurgood as she interviews six of the photographers featured in Twenty.


Searchable database containing streaming video files of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.

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Watch a lively online discussion between siblings, author Benjamin Law and photographer Tammy Law, as they reflect on their experience of growing up in Queensland.

Set the foundations for house history research success by watching State Library’s series of 5 House Histories video guides. These guides introduce you to the resources you’ll need and provide handy tips to help open doors to a house’s hidden past.


Kurilpa point, the home of State Library, has long been a gathering place for Aboriginal people; sharing and exchanging as they meet on the river crossing.


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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.

These how to guides can help you preserve and care for your collections at home or work. 

On June 4, 2000, between 50,000 to 70,000 people joined a rally in Brisbane's CBD to show support for reconciliation with the People's Walk for Reconciliation.

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

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language words

Discover a range of words from saying g’day to place names to animal names and more.

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


A group of four women and one man sitting outside a wooden house

August is National Family History Month Australasia and State Library of Queensland joins various libraries, archives, genealogy societies and other organisations in celebrating this event. It's a great time to start exploring your family tree or follow new leads.

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Houses hold memories that last beyond a lifetime. Explore video guides on each topic for handy tips and to introduce you to the resources you’ll need.

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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.

Fleet Admiral William T Halsey and Commander W J Kitchell at the Coral Sea Service American Memorial in Newstead Park Brisbane 1954

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. 

Coloured estate map of Caloundra Bullock Estate featuring a light house and the Bribie Island Passage

You can contribute by sharing your knowledge and expertise.



We are committed to collecting the stories that reflect the culturally and linguistically diverse communities of Queensland. Explore a selection reflecting this range of experiences.

BW image of 4 soldiers participating in the VJ Day procession 1945

This year, we look back on the years of commemorations, cavalcades and camaraderie with a variety of resources curated by State Library of Queensland, designed to help you commemorate at home, online, on-the-go and in person.

Digitally adapted from an illustration in the The crocodile

Enjoy the colourful world of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jarjum (children’s) books and storytelling.

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