E-resources

Using Library eResources

You may be required to enter your library barcode number and PIN/Password (day and month of birth) to access some of the below resources.

For example: Barcode 2000012345, PIN 0102 (1st of February). The same details are used to access your online account.   

eBooks and eAudiobooks

Borrowbox Freely borrow and read new and best selling eBooks and eAudiobooks through your computer, eReader, tablet or smartphone.
Axis360 Discover and borrow new eBooks and eAudiobooks for free. 
Libby by Overdrive eBook and eAudiobook titles.
Indyreads Independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles. 
WorldBook eBook Highly illustrated titles that support a span of curriculum areas and reading levels.
Project Gutenberg Explore over 56,000 free public domain eBooks including epub books and kindle books to download or read them online.

Digital magazines

Libby by Overdrive Access full colour, interactive digital magazines with Libby by Overdrive.
National Geographic Virtual Library Browse a cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.
Good Reading Hub for Book Lovers An Australian resource with information on “Everything About Books”.
Good Reading Digital Edition Access the latest issue of Good Reading including the digital library archive.
PK Mag An e-zine for primary age kids publishing their creative work from book reviews, poetry and short stories to artwork and photography.
SpineOut An online mag written by and for young adults. Welcoming submissions such as short stories, poetry, art, short films and original music.

Careers

My Career Match My Career Match is a FREE career profile source that matches personality style to careers, as well as resume writing tools and handy tips and tricks.

For children

Story Box Library Engaging online Australian stories read by some of the finest storytellers from Australia and New Zealand. Stories are a little bit cheeky, a little bit charming and a whole lot of fun! 
PK Mag An e-zine for primary age kids publishing their creative work from book reviews, poetry and short stories to artwork and photography.
SpineOut An online mag written by and for young adults. Welcoming submissions such as short stories, poetry, art, short films and original music.
Nat Geo Kids Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

Research and study

Ancestry

Please note, this resource is only available at the Library.

Find information on how to start your family tree and research your family history with Ancestry.

World Book Online A suite of online research tools that includes encyclopedia articles, primary source collections, educator tools, student activities, pictures, audio and video, current periodicals and related websites. You can also browse the World Book eBook collection.
HSC Help! The State Library have launched a HSC web page which brings together key information for students and teachers. Find links to research guides for Society and Culture, English, History (Modern and Ancient) and Legal Studies as well as Smart research for HSC students webinars now accessible online. Teachers can check out the For Teachers page for links to booking enquiry forms for onsite and online HSC Introduction to resources workshops.
eResources Use your library card to access newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases and eBooks and eAudiobooks through the State Libary of NSW.
Trove Explore amazing collections from Australian libraries, universities, museums, galleries and archives. Free and available online all day, every day.
The Computer School An online training directory hosting thousands of computer skills short courses with step-by-step instructions.
Google Scholar Access full-text or metadata of scholarly literature across an array of formats and disciplines.
Australian Bureau of Statistics Freely access census and statistical information online.
Legal Information Access Centre (LIAC) A service of the NSW State Library, with free access to law information.
Drug Info @ Your Library Freely access up-to-date information about alcohol and drugs.

Gale Resources

Books and Authors  Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics. 
Literature Resource Centre Find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.
Power Search Cross-search In Context databases and OneFile:News via thePower Search Platform.
General OneFile Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.
Environmental Studies Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
Biography Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
Global Issues Analyse issues& events through overviews, viewpoints, news,& multimedia content.
Opposing Viewpoints Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.
Science Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
World History Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.
Interactive Science Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.
Health and Wellness Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works and multimedia to provide information on a full range of health-related issues
News Access major newspapers to search articles by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.
Information Science Access articles covering all aspects of managing and maintaining information and technology. Updated daily.
Entrepreneurship Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.
Plan Builder Grow, plan, and optimize a business/non-profit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.
Agriculture Access current and authoritative periodical content covering agriculture and its related fields.
Fine Arts Search articles about drama, music, art history, and filmmaking. Resource for serious fine arts students.
Gardening and Horticulture Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts
Hospitality and Tourism Discover well-rounded coverage of both the historical and current state of affairs in the hospitality and tourism industries.

Driver training

Aussiedriver.com - NSW Learners Test Three free practice tests available.
NSW Roads and Maritime Services  Take the free online practice test.