State Library provides access to a large range of databases. These databases contain journal articles, newspapers, company and industry data, music scores, sound recordings, reference material and more. Many of the databases are available from home, and you can sign up for your free State Library membership to get instant access.

Featured databases


Connects you with today’s news via the world’s best newspapers and magazines from over 120 countries and 60+ languages.

LinkedIn Learning

Access comprehensive online courses, created, and delivered by experts. 

The British newspaper archive

Search over 200 newspapers from every part of the UK and Ireland, covering local, regional and national news.

Discover our databases

Access databases in particular subject areas in our online catalogue One Search. See below for selected databases by subject.

Business and economics

Family history

  • Ancestry Library Edition (only at State Library)
    *Remote access to this platform has been temporarily provided for library members until 31 December 2021. 
  • Findmypast (only at State Library)

Language and literature

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