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Queenslanders have access to a number of authoritative, subscription-only databases that are not available through Google or other free search engines.

You can access these databases in the library - and most from any computer connected to the internet (e.g. home or office). You may need your Somerset Libraries membership card/number or an SLQ membership to access these resources.

Click the Enter icon to begin searching the database. You may be asked to login using your library membership card. Terms and conditions apply.


ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics)

Census data, demography statistics, migration, population, health, labour force and a select number of other ABS statistical publications. The full text of these publications can be found via the link on the main page to 'Publications' which can be browsed by subject or by publication number.


Beamafilm is an independent movie streaming site created by filmmakers; distributors and video on demand specialists. Beamafilm is unique for its collection of signature Australian docos and indie features from around the world, many which are only available through Beamafilm.

Use your Somerset Library card to access this FREE service

Computer School

Access over 10,000 tutorials on topics ranging from Android and Apple devices, Microsoft, Google, social media, Internet safety and much more. Click the link to the right and enter Somerset14 as the password.

Good Reading Magazine

An Australian resource with information on "Everything About Books" including thousands of easy to read independent book reviews and lots of interesting Australian and International articles, author profiles, stories on writers' houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more. provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative and business skills. Taught by accomplished instructors and recognised industry experts, is a high-quality resource for faculty, staff and students looking to develop skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, time management, HTML coding, and much more. Courses are segmented so you can watch as little or as much as you want. With more than 2,500 courses taught by industry experts, is designed for all levels of learners and new courses are added weekly. Access the library 24/7—even from your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or mobile phone. Exercise files let you follow along with the instruction as you learn, and bookmarks help keep track of what you’d like to watch. 


Media Scan

A bibliographic database featuring articles indexed from daily newspapers, designed specifically for students and researchers in Australian secondary schools, institutes and universities.

Spine Out Online

SpineOut Online is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site.


A database specially for children. Listen and watch ebooks online, read a review, write a book report and play games.


A library of educational stories, games, videos, comics, jokes, poems, puzzles and activities.

Ziptales is a reading program for children aged 6-12 focused on literacy, primary education, games and edutainment. Ziptales helps your child to improve their reading while enjoying the experience.

1. Click on ENTER to begin. 
2. Enter your Library Card number. 
3. Then choose Preschool, Developing or Extending once the Ziptales page loads.