How-to videos

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

How to become a member

1.39 mins
Access more benefits when you become a State Library member. Membership is free. Access is immediate.

How to access databases

1.29 mins

Find out how to access our research databases.

How to use One Search (catalogue)

3.43 mins
An introduction to searching collections and millions of online resources

How to request material

3.41 mins

Learn how to request books and other items from One Search, the State Library Queensland catalogue.

How to use ebooks

2.18 mins
Learn how to use and access ebooks through your SLQ membership.

How to use PressReader

2.18 mins
Discover how to use and access PressReader through your SLQ membership.

Ask Us Webinar Recordings

The Ask Us Webinar series introduces you to different aspects of the information and heritage collections at State Library. Find below recordings from each of our Webinars relating to Information collections, newspapers, heritage collections and family history resources. Webinars were delivered during late 2021 and early 2022.

Recordings will be added as they become available after each live session.

Ask Us Webinar Series: Guide to the Information Collections

24:54 min

Learn all about the Information Collections at State Library, including the variety of topics included and how to access resources both physically and online. Webinar recorded Tuesday, 16 November 2021.

Ask Us Webinar Series: Newspapers from the Collection

23:52 mins
Discover the range of physical and digital newspapers available through State Library's collections, including how to access and search them effectively. Webinar recorded Friday 17 December, 2021.

Ask Us Webinar Series: Family History Online Indexes

28:45 mins
Find out about the availability of online family history indexes at SLQ, and develop and understanding of how they can lead to more information. Webinar recorded Monday 17 January, 2022.

Ask Us Webinar Series: Queensland Heritage Collections

34:07 mins
Learn about the Queensland Heritage collections available at SLQ, including accessing resources online and in-person at the John Oxley Library. Webinar recorded Wednesday 23 February, 2022.

Ask Us Webinar Series: Newsbank

34:07 mins
Learn more about the newspaper database Newsbank, including how to find articles, how to refine your esearch, and how to locate public notices. Webinar recorded Wednesday 27 April, 2022.

Ask Us Webinar Series: Music Collections

34:07 mins
Learn more about the Music Collection at SLQ, including what is available in person and online, and the best search strategies for locating it. Webinar recorded Wednesday 11 May, 2022.

Ask Us Webinar Series: Finding Female Ancestors

24:53 mins
Learn why female ancestors are difficult to locate while researching your family history. Discover some hints and tips for more easily locating them, by exploring different types of records and working through an example from our Ask Us enquiry service. Webinar recorded on the 2nd of June, 2022.

Ask Us Webinar Series: The Elusive Immigrant - a case study of an Irish Girl

27:58 mins
Learn about the challenges you might face finding records of  immigrant arrivals, and resources and strategies that can assist in research. Webinar recorded on the 24th of June, 2022.