Online Databases is a database of online video tutorials and courses on topics such as business, CAD, marketing, photography, website development, programming, education, IT, management, etc. It also provides tutorials on many different software packages. A hugely useful resource for students and anyone wishing to learn for work, study, or pleasure. The State Library of Queensland has facilitated access to for all Queensland public libraries. Your library membership number and Library PIN is required to sign in. The first time you use you will be asked to complete your profile (with your email address). This will enable you to personalise and save videos for viewing later, etc.

State Library of Queensland databases

Numerous databases in many subject areas are accessible through the State Library of Queensland (SLQ) website, with free membership.


  • General reference
  • Newspapers (current)
  • Newspapers (historic)
  • eBooks
  • Medical information
  • Dictionaries
  • - video tutorials covering business, management, technology, marketing, web design, and lots more.

National Library of Australia databases

Access to online licenced resources on a variety of topics. You will need to apply for a free National Library of Australia card.


  • many of the same offered by the State Library (above), plus more.

Library login required

(Library membership card number required)

The Computer School - basic computer and Internet tutorials

In Library use only

Ancestry Library Edition - genealogy (family history) - Available at all branches
Choice Online - consumer information, including product tests and comparisons, from Choice. Ask staff for login and password details. Available at all branches

No login required

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB)
Australian Historic Newspapers - 1803-1954
Convict Transportation Registers - 1787-1867