Databases & Online Resources

Looking for eBooks, eMagazines or eAudiobooks? Visit our eLibrary.

Your library’s databases and online resources are a great starting point for online research, for any age. From general knowledge to more in depth research questions, learn something new today with 24/7 access from home. Scroll down for the best content for kids, students, and adults.

Great for Kids

Britannica Library

Britannica Library Encyclopedia is the award-winning online resource for children, teens and adults. Easy to use, and easy to find trusted information.

Choose a level to start learning from Kids, Teens or Adults.

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ComicsPlus Children's Library

With Comics Plus, you have unlimited access to thousands of digital comics, graphic novels, and manga.

Every title is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Children's Library is filled with lots of great content, all age-appropriate for the younger members of your family!

Comics Plus Children's Library

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National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Videos, pictures, books and magazines with content perfectly suited to primary age, or lower secondary aged children.

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REDeLEARN is a 100% Australian online resource for home learning and primary school children K-6+. Closely aligned to Australian Curriculum topics, children can search for information by browsing through 12 broad subject headings.

REDeLEARN will encourage discovery, critical thinking and inquiry.

Start browsing REDeLEARN

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For Upper High School Students & Adults

Access Australia

Explore credible, vetted news sources from across Australia to stay informed on events, people and issues related to business, government, economy, sports, culture, and more.

Features a variety of local, regional, and national news and information, including The Daily Advertiser.

Search Newspapers

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Ancestry Library Edition is accessible inside the library, both from our public access PCs and from your own device.

When you're here in the library, follow the link and log in with your member number and password (date of birth DDMMYYYY).

Search Ancestry Library Edition

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Australia & New Zealand Newsstream

Access the very latest local, regional and national news from  leading Australian and New Zealand newspapers.

Search ANZ Newsstream

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Be Connected

Be Connected is a joint initiative between the Department of Social Services, eSafety and Good Things Foundation to increase the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians.

Free resources include self-paced courses, online presentations, articles, a podcast and more.

Explore Be Connected

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Comics Plus - Full Library Collection

Discover the world of digital comics through Comics Plus.

Primarily in English, access comics such as: Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra, Big Nate, Bone, Disney Princesses, Geronimo Stilton, Stranger Things, Locke & Key, American Gods, and timely, award-winning nonfiction like March and They Called Us Enemy.

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Drug Info

Information about drugs and alcohol for the community of NSW facilitated by the State Library of NSW.

Find Drug Info

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Find Legal Answers

Free legal information for the community of New South Wales – facilitated by the State Library of NSW.

Find Legal Answers

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Gale Books &  Authors

Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to authors, particular books, genres, or topics.

Find your next great read

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Gale Suite

Kick start your research across a variety of authoritative databases from Gale.

Subject areas include: Global Issues, History and the Environment, to Science, Literature and Health. Select the specific database for your research needs or use Gale Power Search to search across the ‘Gale In Context’ databases in one easy search.

Visit the Gale Suite

National Geographic Virtual Library

Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.

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PressReader (formerly Library PressDisplay) is a web-based portal which provides access to 60-day back issues of over 7,000 newspapers and magazines from more than 82 countries in 60 languages.

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Road to IELTS

Lessons in English Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing, with Practice Tests.

Use your library card number to log in, then choose 'Continue as Guest'.

Start studying

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Australian Standards Reader Room

Reader Room is an initiative by Standards Australia which provides three (3) free tokens annually to individuals, allowing access to the entire catalogue of Australian Standards for non-commercial purposes.

Visit Reader Room

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