Online Research

  • "You don't need to know what you are looking for... you just have to start looking."   

    Visit your local library to access Ancestry Library Edition for information on your ancestors for free - thousands of records covering Colonial Australia and beyond. Please note - available in libraries only.


  • State Library of Queensland members have access to a variety of online resources for free, including databases, ebooks, journals, newspapers and courses.  Register below to have immediate access to these resources using your State Library membership username and password.

    State Library of Queensland eResources

  • AustLit is an incredibly rich online resource for anyone interested in exploring the diversity of Australian literature. It is produced through a non-profit collaboration between a network of researchers from Australian universities and the National Library of Australia, led by The University of Queensland. AustLit is an authoritative database about Australian literature and storytelling, with biographical and bibliographical information, full text, exhibitions and rich online content.

    The AustLit platform also includes BlackWords - the most comprehensive record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander publications available and includes writing, storytelling, biographical material, film and much more.

    To access select Whitsunday Regional Libraries from the drop down menu, then enter your library card barcode and your PIN and click on Log in.