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Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry is the key resource for genealogical research. Please contact your local WA Public Library for details on how you can access this resource at your library.

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BorrowBox is an award winning Australian App that enables Public Library members to browse and borrow bestselling eAudiobooks and eBooks on their Apple or Android device for limited periods through digital loans. BorrowBox is a FREE download solution. Once you are signed in you can borrow or reserve up to 6 eAudiobooks or eBooks for a 2 week loan period.

SLWA Library Members: Login From Home
Public Library Members: Access BorrowBox via a link on your public library website

New users will need to view the BorrowBox User Guide (PDF 763KB) to help get started.

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Busythings is an online learning resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun activities that help children learn important skills in key areas such as Literacy, Numeracy, Computing, Creative Development, Art and Music. It’s quirky characters are fun and engaging retaining children’s interest as they learn.

We now also have access to a special new section for children aged 7-11 years old. This subscription service has been provided through Better Beginnings supporting families in sharing a love of reading.

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Cochrane Library

Collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

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Kanopy is a video Streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries, and movies online or through an app. The services enable Public Library and State Library members to browse and view over 30,000 + films and documentaries from top suppliers, including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films, Madman Entertainment.

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Download eBooks and eAudiobooks Anytime, Anywhere!
WA Public Library and State Library members can borrow and read or download thousands of eBooks and eAudioBooks. Sign in with your library card to enjoy digital books on your computer, tablet, smartphone or eBook reader, anytime, anywhere.

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OverDrive - eReading Room for Kids

OverDrive eReading Room just for kids provides a safe and easy browsing experience for children. The eReading Room just shows children's content, which gets kids to the titles they want faster. Kids can browse, sample, place holds and borrow eBooks appropriate for their age range and reading level.

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RB Digital Magazines (formerly Zinio)

Provides State Library and Public Libraries members with access to a range of eMagazines delivered right to their desktop or favourite mobile device.

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StoryBox Library

A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit; Story Box Library is a beautiful online ‘reading room’.
Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.

Last updated on: 14 February 2019