Youth

Youth reads

Teenager with laptop in bed

Discover the range of resources and digital downloadables that Gold Coast Libraries has for young people.

Looking for your next binge read? We have you covered!

Download your next binge-worthy read with our range of eBooks and eAudiobooks. Discover cult series, bestsellers and top young adult (YA) fiction. Download and read for free at home through the library. Just get the OverDrive app to get started! Download – read – return – repeat!

Not sure what to read next?

  • LoveOzYA – #LoveOzYA is for teachers, writers and readers of Australian youth-lit. Browse their booklists to discover your next read.
  • Epic Reads – Young Adult books from A to Z. Includes videos, new releases, interviews, top lists and much more.
  • Underlined – a community of Book Nerds and aspiring writers.

Teen writers

  • Express Media – a national organisation providing support and development opportunities for young Australian writers.
  • Queensland Writers Centre – a community that champions writers across Queensland, helping writers at all stages of their writing journey.

Free stuff

LinkedIn Learning

Access over 16,000 business, design and tech online courses taught by industry experts for free with your library membership. There's courses to help you with resume writing, job searching, public speaking, study skills and so much more.

Log in to LinkedIn Learning with your library card number and PIN and start learning today!

State Library of Queensland

Enjoy your State Library from home with quizzes and games, online exhibitions, webinars and research resources.

Freegal Music

Download to keep or stream millions of songs from hundreds of record labels including the entire Sony music catalogue. Limits apply.

Assignment essentials

DIY research

Get informed and complete your assignment research with free access to authoritative databases and online encyclopedias.

Access a range of different databases based on subject content, each containing full text access to scholarly journals and books. Explore our databases covering topics such as science, history, business and law.

Need research assistance?

  • Ask a librarian – if you need help with research to for your assignment, simply fill out the form and a librarian will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • State Library of Queensland 'Ask Us' – The State Library of Queensland can also help answer your questions and offer research guidance.

What's on

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