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Our library service has a selection of e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines and newspapers and useful databases which you can access with almost any computer, tablet or device with internet access.

Library membership is required to access these services.

Each online service provider has separate registration and apps for access. Details of how to access these services is provided below.

Note: Library card number authentication may be required for access to online e-resources.

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NewsBank Newspaper Database

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NewsBank provides users with more than 650 Australian newspapers and other sources to keep you informed on business, government, economy, sports, culture and more. You will find a variety of local, regional and national news and information, with daily full-page images of major newspapers. This service is available remotely at all times on any device.

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Story Box Library

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Story Box Library enables you to watch Australian stories read by some of our finest storytellers on your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Stories suitable for children aged 3-12 years.

e-Books

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Bolinda Digital - Borrowbox

An excellent selection of free adult and junior fiction and non-fiction books are available via Bolinda Digital - Borrowbox to download to your iPad, e-reader or various Android devices.

A library membership number, password and email address are required.

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Libby by OverDrive

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines on your devices by downloading the Libby app. Many titles can be borrowed without having to reserve them if they are already in use. Watch our ‘Getting Started’ video or visit the help page to learn the basics.


e-Audio

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Bolinda Digital - Borrowbox

Free adult and junior fiction and non-fiction e-audio books and e-Books are available to download to your iPad, iPhone, e-reader or various Android devices with Bolinda Digital. Use the 'Sign In' button to login and follow the instructions to browse, borrow, confirm and download items.

A library membership number, password and email address are required.

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Libby by OverDrive

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines on your devices by downloading the Libby app. Many titles can be borrowed without having to reserve them if they are already in use. Watch our ‘Getting Started’ video or visit the help page to learn the basics.

 

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You can also browse and borrow eAudiobooks without having to reserve titles already in use with uLibrary. New Book Club title selections are available each month. Instructions on how to use uLibrary are here.

e-Magazines

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Libby by OverDrive

Borrow eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines on your devices by downloading the Libby app. With more than 3,500 titles, many can be borrowed without having to reserve them if they are already in use. Watch our ‘Getting Started’ video or visit the help page to learn the basics.

Britannica Library

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Britannica Library provides you with access to three sites in one, with age appropriate material from the child-friendly collection through to the adult general reference collection. Britannica online includes: encyclopaedia, dictionary, magazine articles, images, video clips and links to authoritative related websites. Audio feature enables read-aloud access to text.

Aussie Driver

The online Driver Education program contains the following state-specific information:

  • 3 car practice learner permit knowledge tests
  • 1 Exam Mode practice test
  • 7 online driver's manuals (2015)
  • FAQ section with 100+ questions related to getting your driver licence

Ancestry Library Edition

Normally only available in our library branches, special remote access during COVID-19 Ancestry library edition allows instant access to a range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research. With more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases, Ancestry Library Edition includes Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; passenger lists and more!

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State Library Victoria (SLV)

Join the SLV for free and receive these immediate benefits:

  • Access to over five million collection items
  • Free access to thousands of online databases and e-resources
  • Access to meeting rooms and creative technology studios
  • Personalised options when you use the catalogue
  • Order digital copies and extracts of Library collection items
  • Monthly newsletter - be the first to know about Library events, news and exclusive offers

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Monday, October 18, 2021