We have a varied and interesting collection of electronic resources. These include eBooks, eAudio books, digital magazines, digital comics and more. All are completely free for you to use.
Almost all can be used from home or anywhere else that you can access the internet.
All you need is your library card number and PIN.
Your PIN is the last four digits of your phone number (if you have a Holdfast Bay library card).
uLibrary by Ulverscroft
Ulverscroft would like to do its bit to help take people’s minds off the current situation so they are making the uLIBRARY eAudio platform available to all library patrons.
To get access simply register at the link below and the login details will be emailed to you.
Download the free uLIbrary app for Android and iOS devices
EBooks & EAudio
Listen to digital audiobooks and read a growing range of eBooks using your PC or mobile device.
This service includes access to the free RB Digital app for iOS & Android.
To access titles you will need to create a free personal account.
** RB Digital will soon be merged into Overdrive due to the company being purchased in June 2020. RB Digital will no longer exist as a separate product. **
Borrow a wide range of eBooks and eAudiobooks including fiction, non-fiction, children's and graphic novels. Overdrive is compatible with a wide range of devices including PCs, tablets, iPads and eBook readers.
This service includes access to free iOs, Android & Windows apps.
PressReader contains electronic editions of Australian and international magazines and newspapers.
The collection is available 24/7.
Issues can be downloaded onto portable devices using the PressReader app for iOS & Android.
To access PressReader create an account using your Library card and PIN.
Get help with the getting started guide.
Good Reading Online is a fun, exciting and unique Australian magazine and website for helping book lovers, school and library staff, members and students find exactly what they like to read.
SpineOut is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site.
IT Help & Online Training
lyndaLibrary is a user-friendly, self paced online training resource. It offers a variety of expertly presented training courses on a wide range of topics.
Personalise lynda by creating a profile.
Logon using your Library card number and PIN (the last 4 digits of your phone number if you have a Holdfast library card.)
The website of the popular Dummies books with help on a wide range of topics.
Be Connected is an Australia wide initiative empowering all Australians to thrive in a digital world. There are online learning resources as well as a Network of community partners - the Be Connected Network - who offer in-person support so you can develop your digital skills and confidence. Find a local place for friendly help and advice or join the Network to help others.
For the past decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. Topics range from Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more. GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 90 tutorials, including more than 1,000 lessons, videos, and interactive online sessions, completely free.
Free online training resources for Microsoft Office.
Books & Reading
Fantastic Fiction contains bibliographies for over 30,000 authors and information on over 350,000 books. It includes descriptions of the books and biographies of the authors. It is a great resource for locating series. Throughout the site, just click on a book to see its cover picture, description and publication details.
Goodreads is a free "social cataloguing" website that allows individuals to freely search Goodreads' extensive user-populated database of books, annotations, and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogues and reading lists. They can also create their own groups of book suggestions and discussions.
LibraryThing is a free online service to help people catalogue their books easily. You can access your catalogue from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. As everyone catalogues together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books and comes up with suggestions for what to read next.
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world's proven English language test. IELTS was one of the pioneers of four skills English language testing over 21 years ago, and continues to set the standard for English language testing today.
The National Library of Australia's Trove, allows you to find a wide range of information about resources collected by Australia's memory institutions, such as, images, newspapers, Library holdings, videos, maps, website and much more.
The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form and contains a vast collection of historical websites, ebooks, magazines, movies, software, sound recordings and images.
Health and Wellbeing
My Health and Wellbeing is a list of health related websites that have been reviewed by SA Public Library staff.
The website of the SA Government Department of Health which contains a wealth of information on health topics and resources.
The website of the Women's and Children's Health Network of SA which provides a wealth of news and practical health information for parent's, carers and young people.
Ancestry provides access to a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Ancestry is now available from home.
1. Visit the one card login
2. Log in with your library card number & PIN
3. Then select ‘Ancestry Library’ from the list that appears
SA State Records holds passenger lists dating from 1845 to 1886 of emigrants selected by the Colonization Commissioners in London. Their passage was paid for out of the Emigration Fund.
Please Note: This resource can only be used in the Library, it can not be used from home or work.
Book a Library PC.
Complete a free online registration so that you can build a family tree and save your searches.
Find my past is a family history and genealogy website that offers access to a collection of over 35 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.
Access Find My Past (Accessible only in the Library)
Genealogy SA is the leading resource for South Australian family history information.
It has an online database that allows the following resources to be searched:
- Newspaper Birth Notices Index from 1960 onwards
- Newspaper Death Notices Index from 1972 onwards
- South Australia Cemeteries Index
- Birth Registration Certificates Index 1842 - 1928
- Death Registration Certificates Index 1842 - 1972
- Marriage Registration Certificates Index 1842 - 1937