Part of the Public Libraries Grant scheme provides Queensland public libraries with access to eresources that are not available through Google or other free search engines.
Access to these eresources is available to any public library member in Queensland using a library membership barcode and clicking on the links below.
Through State Library, Queenslanders have access to a large number of authoritative eresources which can be used to find information on a broad range of topics. Much of the information in the eresources is not available freely elsewhere on the web. State Library also provides access to over 100,000 ebooks and a large number of archived websites. Join State Library to access a wide range of offsite databases or browse the OneSearch catalogue to begin your search.
Queensland state-wide eresources
- Ancestry Library Edition: Family history and genealogy resource. Search census and vital records, immigration and military records, family histories, historical maps and more. Onsite access only at every public library in Queensland. Product support material for libraries available from Proquest. Library guides. Ancestry is one resource for researchers. To learn more, access SLQ’s Family History services as well as links to genealogical eresources and internet sites. http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/family-history
Tips on using ALE: Ancestry matters & Ancestry Nov 2015.
- Good Reading magazine: An online, monthly magazine inspiring general readers, library staff and students find exactly what they like to read. Library support available from Good Reading. Ideas for libraries.
- Lynda.com: Create your own profile to access over 3,000 online courses and 136,000 video tutorials on business, software, education, technology and creative skills. New courses are added regularly. Use on your desktop or download the app and view from your favourite device. View this video and the information below it to get started and learn more about Lynda.com. Do you require assistance? Read the Library support materials page for more information on how to access the Lynda.com resources.
- PK Magazine Online Students can experience the thrill of being published with PK. Submissions accepted from all subject areas including short stories, poems, art, craft, reviews, musical performances, science projects and more. With interviews of popular children’s authors, sporting heroes, and of course plenty of competitions, it’s a fun and funky place for all primary school kids. Brought to you by Good Reading.
- SpineOut Online is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts. Share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site. Brought to you by Good Reading.
- TumbleBooks : premium collection has nearly 1000 titles and is perfect for young children. Listen and watch animated talking picture books, chapter books, videos, non-fiction titles, playlists, books in languages other than English such as French and Spanish, graphic novels and math stories. Read a review, write a book report and play games. Select Tumble Admin from the homepage for support materials.
Take the guesswork out of finding ebooks. Integrate ebooks with print titles by adding marc records to your public library catalogue. Your customers will access your eresources seamlessly. Marc records available for download.
Latest news from the ABC and an A to Z library of topics relevant to Australians.
A regularly updated online resource containing a collection of evidence-based databases. Reviews of different treatments feature a Plain Language Summary, with the aim of making the information accessible to everyone. All Australians have free access to the Cochrane Library as a result of the Australian Government funding a national subscription.
Legal information free to Queenslanders
Legal Aid Queensland’s free legal information publications are available online or hard copy. The factsheets and guides have lots of useful legal information on a range of common legal issues:
- Domestic and family violence
- Relationships and children
- Criminal justice
- Cars and driving
- Work and money
- Personal rights and safety
Projects for programs
- Comparative usage statistics of state-wide eresources are available for Queensland public libraries.
- Ancestry usage statistics by library service 2014-2015.
- Ancestry usage statistics by library service 2015-2016
- Lynda.com usage per Council (PDF 348.2 KB)
- Lynda.com usage January 2015 - December 2016 (PDF 347.4 KB)
- Lynda.com course ranking per month 2016 (PDF 339.9 KB)
Suggest an eResource to trial
To suggest an eResource, catalogue enhancement or discovery aid that may be suitable for purchase or trial for Queensland public libraries, please complete the eResource suggestion form.
Training and promotion
For further assistance or training for public library staff contact State Library for details on vendor tutorials, web conference tutorials or individual training support. Want to learn more about eresources? Try these tools & tutorials.
- Ancestry learning videos
- Good Reading & SpineOut tutorials
- Lynda.com support material
- About Tumblebooks Premium
Database authentication (barcode ranges and IP addresses)
Changes/edits to IP/Barcode ranges – State Library needs this information in order to ensure that access to the databases for public libraries in Queensland is as seamless as possible for you and your clients. We will ensure that database vendors are advised of any updates.