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.


  • Queensland Public Library members have access to many of the State Library eResources. Register below for a QPL account with the State Library. Have your membership card handy and enter the barcode number where required!

    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.

    Login with your library card number and your PIN and then click on the Access Austlit online button.