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Information collections

The information collections consist of resources in all subjects. This page provides access to resources in selected subject areas, to eresources in every subject area and to newspaper resources in all formats. Development of the information collections continue to be based on use and respond to changing information needs. Access our information collections through our catalogue. Our staff can help you to locate resources.

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Literature

The literature collection contains literary prize winners from Queensland, Australia and the world, literary criticism, poetry, drama and children's books. Literature databases are also accessible by library members.

Client perusing music book at the State Library of Queensland. Photo by Emma Winch.

Music

The music collection comprises books, magazines, scores, sheet music, song albums and sound recordings. We also provide access to several music databases that include reference material, scores, audio and video content.

Law books

Law

For research related to law, you can find books, legislation, databases, legal and government publications and recommended websites.

eresources

As a member of State Library you can access a wide range of eresources from home including: databases, online journals, newspapers, magazines, websites, online training courses, company information, legislation, music scores and recordings, and encyclopedias. 

Newspapers

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.