e-Resources are your FREE online collection of e-learning, databases and entertainment that is accessible to all library members when  using your library membership card.

Access to The State Library of Queensland provides special library services for members who have an SLQ membership card along with free access to their e-resources and databases. Sign up for your FREE SLQ card.

Tools and Resouces


Prezi's anyone-can-do-it software lets you create rockstar presentations that keep audiences nodding along, instead of nodding off.

Your Keys to Driving in Queensland Practice Test now Online

Going for your Learners? Practice the test online at the Flinders Shire Public Library by clicking here.

All library public access computers now have a direct link to Qld Transport's website, which allows you to practice the Your keys to driving in Queensland Learners Driving Test online. With questions similar to those used in a Customer Service Centre (CSC), Qld Government Agency Program (QGAP) office or police station, you will gain an indication of areas that you will need to focus on before sitting the actual test.

Multiple copies of the Your keys to driving in Queensland handbooks are also available at the library for loan or reference.

Arts Music Literature

Good Reading

An online, monthly magazine helping general readers, library staff and students find exactly what they like to read. Library support available from Good Reading

Music Queensland

This is the State Library's digital music collection and contains digitised copies of historically significant music scores. Queensland places, people, events and pastimes are highlighted in this collection.

Books and Authors

Search for new and old authors, book titles and more

Project Gutenberg

This collection is based on documents produced by Project Gutenberg. Founded by Michael Hart in 1971 with the aim of distributing a trillion (1,000,000,000) electronic literature files by the year 2001, Project Gutenberg has evolved into an on-going project to produce and distribute free electronic books



Trove Digitised Newspapers offers free access to over 200 historic Australian newspapers dating from 1803 to 1954

Picture Queensland

An online collection of images that documents Queensland's people, places and events. This includes historical and contemporary images from across the state.

Time Digital Archive

A complete digital edition of The Times (London), searchable by keyword. The database includes all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching.

19th Century British Library Newspapers

This database provides full runs of 48 titles from the 19th-century. Look up monumental events like the hunt for Jack the Ripper!

The Australian Women's Weekly

The National Library of Australia has digitised issues from 1933 to 1982

World News Digest

Brings together and enhances nearly seven decades of news from the renowned Facts On File World News Digest in print.

Early Literacy


Instil a love for reading in children by providing quality literature and resources specifically designed to supplement the reading  curriculum already in place



Our libraries public computers allow you to access Ancestry.com library edition for free

Find my past (Australia)

The sister site to the leading UK family history website, it contains 50 million online records for Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea. Trace your Australian family history using their collection of birth, marriage and death records

Technology Training


Brush up on your mouse skills with this cute game


Whether you are new to the computer, returning for review or just want to gain more 21st century skills, these free tutorials can help. You can also access tutorials on iPad and iPhone Basics, and learn about Skype and Google.

The Computer School

This computer skills index link contains hundreds of comprehensive computer training tutorials. Tutorials are easy-to-follow with step-by-step instructions covering an extensive range of "How do I ?" topics.


Australia New Zealand Reference Centre

Contains full text of over 240 periodicals, and abstracts/indexing for nearly 400 periodicals focusing on the Australia/New Zealand region. Includes magazines, newspapers, newswires, reference books and company information.

Get Virtual Reference Library

Access to articles in over 200 leading medical journals of which about 150 are available full text.


Geography and Culture Online

An extensive collection of more than 1500 colour, printable maps with current statistical information


Modern World History Online

People, places, events and ideas that have defined modern world history since the mid-15th century


Science Online

A comprehensive and authoritative overview of a broad range of scientific disciplines.