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Access more benefits online and onsite when you become a State Library member. Membership is free. Access is immediate.

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If you have questions about membership, refer to our frequently asked questions below.

Membership features

  Qld resident

non Qld resident

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Access online books, magazines, journals, newspapers, documentaries and films

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Borrow books and items from the Information Collections*

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Request items from the Information Collection to be sent to your local Queensland public library

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Access thousands of online courses

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Research your family history with Ancestry Library Edition and Findmypast

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Fast track your catalogue searches with personalisation options

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Request items from the catalogue before you visit

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Save learning and teaching resources on Curriculum Connect

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Use a computer

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Book an individual study space or meeting room

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Access audio and video recording equipment and make and design tools

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*Visit State Library to show photo ID and proof of Queensland residency.

If you do not live in Queensland, restrictions may apply to our eresources.  Please see our terms and conditions for further information.

Frequently asked questions

Enter your email address here to receive an email with your username and instructions on how to reset your password.
Note: if your email address is registered with more than one account complete the online form or contact us on 3840 7666.

Login here to change your password.

Login to your account to update your membership. Your State Library membership will be automatically renewed once your details are submitted.

This might be because: 

  1. You may have incorrectly entered your username or password 

  1. If you are a new member or recently updated your password, you may need to allow up to 15 minutes before your membership becomes active 

  1. If you do not live in Queensland, restrictions may apply to our eresources.  Please see our terms and conditions for further information.  

Contact us if you need assistance with your membership.

Your State Library membership lasts for two years.  You can view your membership expiration date in One Search under My Library Card, Personal Details.

We will send you a courtesy email inviting you to renew your membership one month prior to your membership expiring.

To ensure you receive our courtesy email login to your account to confirm or update your email address.

Login to your account to renew your membership.  Your State Library membership will be automatically renewed for a further two years once you select 'submit'.

You can view your membership expiration date in One Search under My Account, Personal Details.

To cancel your membership

To notify us when someone has died

A death can be a difficult time. To cancel a membership when someone has died email

To report a lost or stolen card:

  • Complete the online form OR
  • Visit us at South Bank at the Welcome Desk, level 1 or Information Desk, level 2 and 3

Yes. Anyone can become a member of State Library of Queensland. However, if you do want to borrow items from our collections, you will require parent/guardian approval.

If you are 16 years or older and a school student, you only need to provide your student identification card to borrow. 

If you are 15 years and younger, a signed parent/guardian consent form along with identification that includes the parent/guardian name and residential address is required before borrowing. Download a copy of the parent/guardian consent form

For TAFE or University students, two forms of identification is required. 

It's easy. If you are a State Library member and a Queensland resident, you can borrow from the Information Collection.  Visit us in person and show proof of address in Queensland.

If you are unable to visit us in person, you can request an item with your State Library membership via One Search.  Select Delivery to My Public Library as the pickup location and tell us the name of your Queensland public library in the comments section.


The perks of State Library membership

Vicki McDonald AM, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer talks about some of the perks of a free State Library membership.

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