Access our free resources to build your research skills, study content or expand your knowledge.

Summer excitement

Take a look at the activities and programs on offer onsite and online!

Summer Holiday Fun Program

Join the fun online and onsite with free activities from movie screenings to writer’s workshops, stories, songs and hands-on crafts!

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Join the free Summer Reading Club and let fairy tales, myths and legends fire your imagination these holidays.

Research skills

Make the most of your study or research time by exploring the catalogue and using our how-to videos to help you navigate.


Use One Search, our catalogue to find primary and secondary sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, books, magazines, newspapers, music, maps,  ebooks, databases and other items. 

Unsure of how to access databases, become a member or use PressReader? Our detailed video guides will help you with these resources and more.

Collection resources

Digital stories, photos, digitised records and more to help you research and understand different perspectives.


State Library celebrates the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people. We collect, preserve and share the documentary heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people across the State. Access videos, photos, databases and more to enhance your research.

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State Library of Queensland houses many collections relating to the experience of Queenslanders during the First World War. Discover videos, soldier portraits, digitised documents and more to enhance your research.


High quality online resources to support learning are available for free to State Library members. Not a member? Join now

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Australia's first transgender priest, a trailblazing aviatrix and fashion designer, a human rights and decarceration activist, a straight-talking cattle wrangler, and the first woman to be registered as a doctor in Queensland. What do they have in common? They're all featured in the Dangerous Women podcast.

Oxford Reference database home page

Find out how to make the best use of one of Library Technician Kirsten Perris' favourite resources, Oxford Reference, where 2 million digitized entries are gathered across Oxford University Press’s DictionariesCompanions and Encyclopedias.

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Put yourself in the middle of Brisbane's underground music scene and discover the DIY posters promoting gigs, bands and venues of the 70s and 80s through the interactive gig map.

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Check out how artists have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and explore the first artists’ book acquired by the Australian Library of Art in this guest blog.

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