Access to current, authoritative information on a range of subjects from journals, newspapers and magazines worldwide.

To access some databases, you will need to register for a
State Library of Queensland  (SLQ) membership.

SLQ provides an extensive range of databases and eresources that can be accesssed via their website. Find out more about SLQ’s e-resources  or view their full list of databases


Ancestry Library Edition
Leading genealogy database containing billions of records for family and local history research.
In branch use only.

2 online English courses available

  • World Wide English – General English courses from beginner to intermediate with a work, life and study focus.
  • Living in Australia – General English online course for students beginning to learn English.

AustLit indexes and describes Australian literature published in a range of print and electronic information sources. It also makes available selected critical articles and creative writing in full text.

Britannica Library
A reference articles for students, educators and parents

Carters Price Guide to Antiques 
Published since 1985, Carters Price guide to antiques and collectibles contains actual sold prices for around 543,000 items

Choice online
Please see staff for access

Dance in video
More than 500 hours of streaming video covering ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, plus experimental works, documentaries by and about leading choreographers, videos on dance training and twentieth-century dance styles.

Directory of Australian Associations
Covers national and state associations, foundations, marketing bodies, institutes and committees, plus Australian branches of international associations
Noosa Libraries is a Family Search Affiliate Library providing free access to record sets that have restricted access. In branch use only. Login with personal account details.

Leading genealogy database containing billions of records for family and local history research. Available for in branch use only.

Gale Interactive Science  
Science comes to life as you zoom, rotate, and explore interactive 3D models. View related reference articles and search Gale content to find more information. 

Gale Health and Wellness 
Up-to-date, authoritative full-text health information from journals and reference titles.

Haynes Manuals AllAccess
A searchable full-text database of Haynes motor repair manuals with high resolution images and diagrams.

General training module to prepare for taking the IELTS Test. Available online or via the app

Music Online
Cross-searches the Alexander Street Press range of music databases, including Classical Music Reference Library, Classical Scores Library, The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music Online, and African American Music Reference. It also searches various audio and video libraries: Classical Music Library, American Song, Contemporary World Music, Jazz Music Library, Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries, Dance in Video, Opera in Video.

Nat Geo 
This collection brings together a complete archive of National Geographic Magazine, every page of every issue; from 1888 – current (one month embargo). Log into your State Library of Queensland account or create one and explore our wonderful worlds through magazines, books, videos and incredible images.

Read current full text and image newspapers online from all around the world including The Sunshine Coast Daily, The Australian, Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Courier Mail. 
Search for and download articles by name, event or topic. 
Log into your State Library of Queensland account or create one, then look for the blue menu on the right of the Newsbank homepage to quickly access Australian newspapers and hot topics.

Niche Academy
E-resource tutorials on RBDigital, Kanopy, BorrowBox, Transparent Language Online, Ancestry (Library edition) as well as Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and more.

Oxford Art Online
Access a series of art resources that include timelines and thousands of images

Oxford Music Online
The full text of Grove Music Online, the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the Oxford Companion to Music and the Oxford Dictionary of Music, covering the history of music from Bach to the Blues, with biographies, sound archives, illustrations and links to music internet sites.

Transparent Language Online
Seriously Addictive Language Learning: Transparent Language Online is a powerful and personalised language-learning system.

Who’s who in Australia
Biographical information about notable Australians from all works of life including, sports, politics, business and the arts