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We have a varied and interesting collection of electronic resources. These include eBooks, eAudio books, digital magazines 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

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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

Overdrive/Libby

Borrow a wide range of eBooks and eAudiobooks including fiction, non-fiction, children's and graphic novels. Overdrive/Libby is compatible with a wide range of devices.

This service includes access to free iOs, Android & Windows apps.
You can use either the Overdrive or the Libby app.

For help on getting started with Overdrive please see the Overdrive Help pages.

Overdrive Comparability Guide

Access OverDrive

Access Libby

Emagazines

PressReader

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.

Access PressReader

Good Reading magazine

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.

Access Good Reading Online Hub for Book Lovers

SpineOut magazine

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.

Access SpineOut Magazine

IT Help & Online Training

LyndaLibrary

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.)

Access LyndaLibrary

Instructions on how to sign into the LyndaLibrary App

** On 16 March Lyndalibrary will be re-branded as LinkedIn Learning. Login functionality and requirements will remain as library barcode and pin. No LinkedIn account is required to access LinkedIn Learning.**

View the Frequently Asked Questions about the changes here.

Aussie Driver

This is a great tool for those studying for their learners permit in South Australia. Aussie-Driver enables you to practice with free learners tests for driving in South Australia.

Access Aussie Driver

Languages

Road to IELTS

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.

Access Road to IELTS

Research

Family History

Ancestry Library Edition

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.

To access:

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

Find my past

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)