National Geographic Virtual Library available now

For a journey that’s enlightening, often surprising, and unfailingly fascinating, visit National Geographic Virtual Library

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State Library of Queensland now provides free unlimited access to National Geographic Virtual Library for all Queensland Public Library, State Library and Indigenous Knowledge Centre members. Simply join your nearest public library to start exploring.

Explore history through a new lens

There’s no substitute for the depth and quality National Geographic Virtual Library brings to your library. This online resource available from your library catalogue includes more than 100 years of every page of every issue of National Geographic Magazine, the vast multimedia collection of National Geographic books, images, maps and videos as well as National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

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National Geographic Kids.

There is something for everyone including researchers of all ages and general readers. This is a great resource for school assignments.

What’s included

National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888- 1994

  • The complete archive of the magazine to the mid-1990s. Over 100 years of history.  Subjects include Peoples and Cultures; fine Arts; Global Studies; Science, Medicine;, Technology, women and Gender Studies and World History. 

National Geographic Magazine Archive 1995 – Current

  • Comprehensive, timely articles and legendary photos, of life on our planet and beyond. Includes coverage on hot research and popular topics.

National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World

  • Unlimited access to digital full-text books, magazines, videos, maps and National Geographic images.

National Geographic Kids

  • Authoritative, age appropriate digital content suitable for younger students in English, Language, Arts, Social Studies, Science and more.

Many ways to explore

Browse, read cover-to-cover, explore topics, and search for your favourite magazine issues and more. Full of the outstanding photos National Geographic is famous for!

Training resources

Learn how to get the most out of National Geographic Virtual Library with this range of tutorials.  

It’s all at the library

Visit State Library or your local public library or library website to start reading your favourite National Geographic magazines, books and more.

Find all these resources on your library catalogue under these two titles:

  • National Geographic Virtual Library
  • National Geographic Kids

Contact State Library or your local public library for assistance.