Youth reads

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Looking for a study space that is quiet, spacious and has free Wi-Fi? Gold Coast Libraries has you covered. Find your local library and either study solo or grab a large table for your group study. Need a break from study? Check out the Young Adult section of the library while you are there and find the latest new release or an author you love. Genre bookmarks are also available at your library to help find your next read.

Find an author in your favourite genre or discover something new. Drop into your local library for a bookmark or check the links below. Happy reading!

  • Books to Binge Popular series to fulfil your wish of never wanting it to end
  • #Booktok Trending on TikTok, read it and share with your friends
  • From Page to Screen Books that made the small/big screen. They say the book was better, was it?
  • Rainbow Reads LGBT authors and stories who inspire, entertain and more
  • End of days Dystopian books to keep your heart racing! Could you survive?
  • Chills & thrills We dare you to read this list! Not recommended before bed
  • Magic & Mystique Escape into worlds of magic and strange creatures
  • Love & cute stuff Our top picks for romance, cuteness and other fun stuff
  • Totes funny Seriously, these are very funny authors
  • Classics Read for the first or thousandth time, always a great story.

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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.

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