Online Databases

AustLit is a non-profit collaboration between twelve Australian Universities and the National Library of Australia providing authoritative information on hundreds of thousands of creative and critical Australian literature works relating to more than 100,000 Australian authors and literary organisations. is a free website for new drivers (and a great refresher for already licenced drivers). You will find Queensland-specific practice tests, exam simulator, driver handbooks (car, motorcycle, heavy vehicle), and a FAQ section. The site is automatically updated when new tests become available.


BeConnected is an Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. It includes online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence. Find a local place for friendly help and advice, or join the Network to help others.


The Computer School
Confused about how to surf the Web? Or use Microsoft Word? Or navigate Facebook or Twitter? The Computer School has basic introductory tutorials on all of these and much more. To access click on the logo and type in your Bundaberg Regional Libraries membership number. has recently changed their name to Linkedin Learning. We are still updating all our content to reflect this.


Linkedin Learning
Linkedin Learning 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 Linkedin Learning for all Queensland public libraries. Your library Borrower ID and Password is required to sign in. The first time you sign in you will be asked to complete your profile (with your email address). This will enable you to personalise your experience and save videos for viewing later, etc.


National Geographic Virtual Library
National Geographic Virtual Library allows for unlimited simultaneous access to an archive collection containing the following parts:

  • National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888- current
  • National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World
  • National Geographic Kids

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

Apply for free SLQ membership here: Register

All-you-can-read digital newsstand with thousands of the world's most popular newspapers and magazines. Access this resource using your SLQ username and password.

National Library of Australia databases
The National Library of Australia (NLA) provides members access to a large number of online resources on a variety of topics.

Apply for free NLA membership here: Register

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

Open use
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Australian Dictionary of Biography (ADB)
Australian Historic Newspapers - 1803-1954
Convict Transportation Registers - 1787-1879
Trove - Digitised Australian newspapers (historic)