Research Resources
Microfiche & Microfilm

Historical information from a variety of sources can be viewed on microfiche.

Microfiche & Microfilm

Historical information from a variety of sources can be viewed on microfiche.

Popular microfiche include – Queensland Immigration index, Post Office Directories and Queensland Births, Deaths and Marriages.


Britannica Online encyclopaedia provides extensive coverage of a huge range of subjects. Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information for kids, teens and adults.

Online Reference Search

Ipswich Libraries offer an extensive collection of electronic reference books, journals, articles, magazines and more with a very broad subject coverage.

In-House Databases

These databases can be accessed from computers within the library.


Authoritative information on hundreds of thousands of creative and critical Australian literature works. 

Novelist Plus

The secret to finding your next great read. Browse Novelist Plus for read-alike recommendations for all your favourite books and authors.

Gale Interactive: Science

Explore popular science subjects with Gale Interactive: Science’s database.
Includes interactive 3D models that can be zoomed in, rotated, or pulled apart.

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Arts, Entertainment and Design

Find books on literature, music, design, and games in this area. Satisfy your artistic soul and be entertained.


True stories, biographies, memoirs, walk a mile in someone else’s shoes.

Business and Finance

 Need help starting a business or interested in investing in real estate? Check out these titles available at Ipswich Libraries. 

History, Geography and Society

Interested in history geography true crime and everything in between? Check out the titles that Ipswich Libraries has to offer.

Learning and Employment

Looking for work or wanting to improve your skills, Ipswich Libraries has titles and resources that may help.


Books to enhance your lifestyle including: house & garden, food & wine, crafts & hobbies, pets and parenting. 

Mind, Body, Spirit

Help yourself to health and harmony with these books ranging from health, fitness & dieting to spirituality, religion and relationships.

Science and Technology

Books to keep you informed about science & the natural world, technology, maths and computing.

Sports and Recreation

For your leisure – Ipswich Libraries presents books on sports, exercise, fishing, camping and much more.


Search the Ipswich Libraries website or online catalogue