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Library

Resource Guide

All the resources you need


Access free library resources from home bit.ly/Library247

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Phone 1300 737 277 or your nearest branch and our team can assist you in accessing resources. If you are not a library member and would like to join, please visit our website yourlibrary.com.au or phone 1300 737 277


TABLE OF

contents

Watch

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Kanopy Kids

Read

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StoryBox Library

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Libby By Overdrive

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Kanopy

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Libby for Kids by Overdrive

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Lynda.com

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RBdigital

Learn

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The Age Online

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Kanopy

Listen

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Lynda.com

2

Libby By Overdrive

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Aussie Driver

3

Libby for Kids by Overdrive

16

Be Connected

4

RBdigital

17

Britannica Library Edition

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Bolinda Borrow Box

18

Mango Languages

7

uLibrary

Research

Kids

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Ancestry Library Edition

3

Libby for Kids by Overdrive

17

Britannica Library Edition

8

BusyCode

20

Better Health Channel

9

BusyThings

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Find My Past

10

Kanopy Kids

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Health & Wellness

11

Literacy Planet

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Trove

12

StoryBox Library

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Virtual Reference Library


Read | Listen

Libby by OverDrive Recommended for: Ages 5+

Access over 60,000 titles for free, anywhere in the

Requirements Library Card & PIN Access to the Internet

library's digital collection including eBooks and

world. Libby by Overdrive gives you access to the

eAudiobooks. They also have graphic novels, picture books and books that read along. Download the Libby app from your devices app store and have access to free eBooks and eAudiobooks 24/7.

Borrow Limit: 30 items for 3-week loan. Place up to 30 holds. Unlimited renewals (as long as there are no holds). No overdue fees, items return themselves Compatible with a range of devices Sync your free OverDrive account across multiple devices to keep your page Free one-on-one help sessions available in branch Dyslexic font available in the Libby app

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Read | Listen | Kids

Libby for Kids Recommended for: Ages 5+

Access almost 6,000 junior fiction and non fiction titles .

Requirements Library Card & PIN Access to the Internet

digital collection including eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Libby by Overdrive gives you access to the library's

Download the Libby app from your devices app store and have access to free eBooks and eAudiobooks 24/7.

Borrow Limit: 30 items for 3-week loan. Place up to 30 holds. Unlimited renewals (as long as there are no holds). No overdue fees, items return themselves Compatible with a range of devices Sync your free OverDrive account across multiple devices to keep your page Free one-on-one help sessions available in branch Dyslexic font available in the Libby app

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Read | Listen

RBdigital Recommended for: Ages 10+

The RBdigital app delivers your favourite titles right

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet Email address to create individual account to save/monitor borrowing

magazines and eAudiobooks. RBdigital is home to

to your smartphone, tablet or PC including digital

Australian and international best-selling authors and features publishers unavailable on our other digital services.

Download and keep unlimited eMagazines for FREE Download the latest issue of an eMagazine and have access to a large number of back issues Borrow up to 20 eAudiobooks at any one time Compatible with a wide range of devices

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Read

The Age Online Recommended for: All Ages

Search The Age online, and access large archive of

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet

the keyword search function to find particular pieces of

newspapers and individual articles back until 2006. Use

writing.

Access daily editions of The Age newspaper Print out pages View as plain text Copy and paste into documents

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Listen

Bolinda Borrow Box Recommended for: Ages 8+

Borrow eAudiobooks published by Bolinda through

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet Email address to create individual account to save/monitor borrowing

international best-selling authours with new titles

Borrow Box. Bolinda features many Australian and

being added regularly. Read or listen online or from the Borrow Box app on your personal device.

Borrow Limit: 10 eAudiobooks for 3-week loan Unlimited renewals (as long as there are no holds) You must be a member of the library to access BorrowBox

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Listen

Ulverscroft uLibrary Recommended for: Ages 15+

Download eAudiobooks from our digital

Requirements Library Card and PIN Access to the Internet

other digital platforms.

collection on uLibrary that are unavailable on

uLibrary offers a terrific selection of eAudiobooks from Ulverscroft, one of the world's most popular publishers.

Borrow Limit: 10 items for 3 weeks Place up to 10 holds Unlimited renewals as long as no other member has requested the item

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Kids

BusyCode By Busy Things

Recommended for: Ages 5+ Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet

BusyCode is a set of resources designed to introduce simple programming concepts for 5-11 year olds.

BusyCode is created by the same people who brought you Busythings! BusyCode resources are divided into three types; challenges, tutorials, and projects, that help you get started in coding.

Creative coding challenges Coding Tutorials Coding Projects in a friendly environment Learn block coding techniques Projects are open-ended tasks that let children experiment with the concepts they have learned so far.

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Kids

BusyThings Recommended for: Ages 3-7

This is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award

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pre-school children up to around Grade 3 level.

winning education platform. BusyThings is aimed at

With over 300 educational games available, children can explore literacy, numeracy, creative development and general knowledge! These games are designed to entertain and educate!

Configure games to suit a child's age Improve on literacy, numeracy, communication, creativity and problem-solving skills Repeat any game unlimited times

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Kids | Watch

Kanopy Kids Recommended for: Ages 0-15

Kanopy Kids highlights films and TV series that

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet Email address to create individual account to save/monitor borrowing

mindfulness, and self-esteem through entertaining

inspire and inform, helping children develop empathy,

and educational videos.

Stream unlimited videos each month completely free. Compatible with selected smart TV's Access and watch top Australian and International kids TV shows and movies Browse and search videos via subject and genre App available for iOS & Android

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Kids

Literacy Planet Recommended for: Ages 4-16 Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet Email address to create individual account to save/monitor progress

Visit erlplay.com

Literacy Planet is an educational game suite for students in grade levels from Prep - Year 10.

This award-winning application provides loads of funfilled exercises to reinforce and compliment Australian curriculum standards for Literacy.

Create individual accounts and avatars to save and highlight their progress Choose the type of learning they wish to engage in – e.g. Spelling, grammar, comprehension Earn points, trophies and rewards for having completed tasks and unlock new “games� Interact and challenge either the Computer or Friends & send high fives and encouragement awards to others Revisit any exercise any time Compete with students from all around Australia

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Kids | Watch

StoryBox Library Recommended for: Ages 1-12

Discover over 100 stories for children to read and

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet

written by Australian authors and all are read by

stream on your device’s screen! The majority are

Australian actors, authors, illustrators, comedians.. These engaging short stories come to life when read by entertaining personalities and are yours to enjoy from anywhere.

Stories have been read by Justine Clarke, Nick Cave, Missy Higgins, Peter Hitchener, Andy Griffiths, Sally Rippin and many more Over 100 books read by Australian personalities available to watch on computers and mobile devices New stories added regularly

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Watch

Kanopy Recommended for: Ages 15+

Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet Email address to create individual account to save/monitor borrowing

collection covers many topical documentaries useful

Films on Desktop and Mobile devices. The Kanopy

for social science subjects. The wide range of indie and classic films also make Kanopy an ideal resource for studies in literature, drama and film making.

Stream up to 15 videos each month completely free. Compatible with selected smart TV's Access and watch award winning movies from international film festivals Browse and search videos via subject and genre. App available for iOS & Android

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Learn | Watch

Lynda.com Recommended for: Ages 15+

Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that

Requirements Library Card & PIN Access to the Internet

creative skills to achieve personal and professional

helps anyone learn business, software, technology and

goals. There are over 3000 courses to choose from with over 150,000 award winning video tutorials taught by industry experts – you can access them all for free with your library card.

Explore the complete Lynda.com catalogue of premium video training courses Watch and learn at your own pace Learn from home, school or at your local branch Courses include: Animation, App Development, Photoshop, Business Management, eLearning and many more

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Learn

Aussie Driver Recommended for: Ages 15+

Getting ready to become a new driver in Victoria? Help

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet

help you get ready, pass your learners test, and become

is available. Aussie Driver has the resources you need to

a driver.

45 multiple choice questions that are very similar to the real test Explore comprehensive FAQs to boost knowledge Access the official Victoria Driver’s Manual

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Learn

Be Connected Recommended for: All AgesÂ

New to the internet? Start here!

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Australian Government initiative designed to help the

Learn a new skill from home. Be Connected is an

community thrive in a digital world. Various online learning resources are available so you can develop your digital skills and confidence.

The service is completely free to use and works entirely within your web browser Learn the basics or enhance your existing knowledge In-built tasks and quizzes to test knowledge

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Learn | Research

Britannica library edition Recommended for: Ages 4+

This is the online version of the renowned Encyclopedia

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet

traditional printed information by including a variety of

Visit erlstudy.com

curriculum, Britannica is a high-quality information

Britannica. As a digital resource, Britannica goes beyond

multimedia sources. Developed with an emphasis on school education and

resource ideal for projects, homework help and the classroom.

Access information through 3 different age-appropriate levels: Kids, Teen, Adult Access timely, relevant and trustworthy information written, collated and reviewed by experts in their respective fields Click through to other articles of interest with internal links Search topics easily and save searches View a wide range of audio, video and photographic resources Easy referencing with the Citation Tool

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Learn

Mango Languages Recommended for: Ages 10+

Learn a language with Mango Languages! Choose from

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet Email address to create individual account to save/monitor progress

practical, real world conversations whilst gaining

over 70 different languages and learn through

insights with cultural notes. Mango Languages is the ideal educational tool that allows students to learn, monitor and practice conversational techniques.

Linguist-approved language-learning software Practical conversation, progress tracking and hands-free learning features in over 70 languages Learn language structure and vocabulary in a highly intuitive and contextual way Free mobile App

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Research

Ancestry

Library Edition Recommended for: Ages 15+

Ancestry features the largest collection of genealogy

Requirements Library card PIN Access to the internet

military records, passenger lists and more!

records on the Internet. U.K. and U.S. census records,

Free to use for Eastern Regional Libraries members from yourlibrary.com.au

Advanced search technology and image viewing of original documents Access to billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos Access indexes and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

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Research

Better Health Channel Recommended for: Ages 15+

The Better Health Channel aims to provide health and

Requirements Access to the Internet

wellbeing of people and the communities they live in.

medical information to improve the health and

Information provided is guaranteed to be qualityassured and reliable, up-to-date, locally relevant and easy to understand.

Aims to help people understand and manage their health and medical conditions Does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals Provided for free by the Victorian State Government Locate service and support locations across the state

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Research

Find My Past Recommended for: Ages 15+

Call 1300 737 277 to gain access from this resource

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet

UK family history/genealogy records. Free search for

from home. Search Australian, Irish, New Zealand and

Eastern Regional Libraries members.

Access the majority of Find My Past family history records Access over 50 million records from Australia, New Zealand, UK and USA Access Government, religious and military records

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Research

Health & Wellness Recommended for: Ages 15+

The Health and Wellness Database is an accredited

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet

information and social issues. The Health & Wellness

resource for content based on medical related

Resource Centre is an authoritative source that is compliant with HONcode standards for online medical information.

Access up-to-date reference materials, full text magazines, journals and pamphlets from a variety of medical sources All resources are available for printing, emailing and downloading Easy referencing with the Citation Tool Explore government reports on current health and social issues Thank you to Gale for providing free access to the Health and Wellness database until 30th June 2020.

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Research

Trove Recommended for: All Ages

Access Australian and online resources including

Requirements Access to the Internet

archives and more. Trove helps you find and use

books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music,

resources relating to Australia. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives, repositories and other research and collecting organisations in detail and in its full entirety.

Maintained by the National Library of Australia Millions of records to browse Features Government documents, journals, maps and images Access resources online copies or find where to locate resources physically Free and available everywhere

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Research

Virtual Reference Recommended for: Ages 13+

This is a large digital compilation of high-quality

Requirements Library Card Access to the Internet

Learning, the Virtual Reference Library covers an

reference materials. Developed by GALE Cengage

extensive subject range from Literature, Legal, Classical and Historical compendiums to Music, Theatre, Mathematics, Technology and the Sciences.

Access the full text of each eBook reference and save chapters in PDF or Plain Text Articles may be listened to and downloaded as an MP3 via the ReadSpeaker function Access a wide variety of Student Notes for Literature and Poetry, ideal for many school prescribed texts Access an extensive collection of Aptitude and Isometric Test manuals Access well known Travel Guide resources from Rough Guides and DK Publishing

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If you need assistance in accessing our online resources, or have any questions, please get in touch with any of our library branches on 1300 737 277 An eLearner, can assist in the use of our resources from home. All resources can be accessed on either a phone, tablet or computer and are free to use! Further information, instructions and tutorial videos can be found at yourlibrary.com.au

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