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State Library offers a wide range of eresources. These include databases, ebooks, online journals and newspapers, online training courses, company information, legislation, music scores, audiovisual content and encyclopedias.
You can access these eresources onsite at our South Bank building and in most cases, offsite by using your State Library membership.
Get access to databases across a wide range of subject areas including art, business, family history, health, history, biography, literature, law, music, science and more.
Access thousands of ebooks, including those from Proquest, Hathi Trust and Project Gutenberg, as well as digitised books and 'virtual books' from our collections.
Explore some of our favourite eresources and discover why we love them. The featured eresources change periodically, showcasing new and exciting content, so it’s worth visiting regularly.
Search newspapers from every part of the UK and Ireland, covering local, regional and national news. Most papers are from the 19th century, with some dating back to the first half of the 18th century.
Access information on thousands of creative and critical Australian literary works. Discover biographical information about Australian writers, the history of Australian performance works and more.