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


Digital learning resources, including business, technology and personal development courses.


Access information on Australian literary works, including biographical information about Australian writers.

Sydney Morning Herald Archives

Search and access digital reproductions of The Sydney Morning Herald, 1955-1995.

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 onsite at State Library)
  • Findmypast (only onsite at State Library)

Language and literature

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