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Ancestry offers the largest collection of genealogy/family history records on the internet. U.K. and U.S. census records, military records, passenger lists and more! Free search for Eastern Regional Libraries members.
Getting ready to become a new driver in Victoria? Help is available. Aussie Driver has the resources you need to help you get ready, pass your learners test, and become a driver: free learners practice tests & this year’s official Victoria Driver’s manual.
Learn a new skill from home or in your library! Be Connected is an Australian Government initiative including free courses on everything from how to access the internet, to using your device and staying safe.
The Better Health Channel aims to help people understand and manage their health and medical conditions. It does not replace care provided by medical practitioners and other qualified health professionals.
BizLibrary is filled with expert content provided by Knox City Council, Maroondah City Council, Yarra Ranges Council and third parties, it’s packed with resources to help small businesses succeed.
Download eAudiobooks via the website or straight from the BorrowBox app. Offers Australian and international best-selling authors.
This is the online publication of the renowned Encyclopaedia Britannica. As a digital resource, Britannica goes beyond traditional printed information by including a variety of multimedia sources. Developed with an emphasis on school education and curriculum, Britannica is a high-quality information resource ideal for projects, homework help and the classroom.
BusyCode is a set of resources designed to introduce simple programming concepts for 5-11 year olds.
BusyThings is an internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning education platform. BusyThings is aimed at pre-school children up to around Grade 3 level. With over 300 educational games available, children can explore literacy, numeracy, creative development and general knowledge! These games are designed to entertain and educate!
The Dementia Care Collection is designed for people living with Dementia and their carers. The collection features a range of materials like photobooks, puzzles, tools, and other objects designed to provide stimulation and keep the mind active. These materials help people living with dementia find pleasure and relaxation by offering valuable and varied mental stimulus.
Echo – contemporary media issues with background and arguments, partnered by a searchable news database, both with links to original text and multimedia sources.
Browse over 40,000 bestselling author bibliographies with all the latest books, covers and descriptions.
The Good Reading Hub is where you’ll find loads of articles about books and authors plus independent reviews of the latest books. There are many by Australian and New Zealand authors, as well as some old favourites that we need to be reminded of, just because they are so good!
Explore, track and review millions of books when you join this free global network of readers.
Give kids of all ages the chance to try coding with this huge collection of free programming games brought to you by code.org. Hour of Code is available in over 45 languages, works on most modern devices and varies in difficulty for students of all abilities. Best of all, it’s completely free!
Watch over 30,000 Documentaries, Classic and Indie Films for free on Desktop and Mobile devices for Library Members.
Access over 60,000 titles for free, anywhere in the world. Libby by Overdrive gives you access to the library’s digital collection including eBooks and eAudiobooks. They also have graphic novels, picture books and books that read along.
Download children’s eBooks and eAudiobooks via the website or straight from the Libby by Overdrive app.
Browse, reserve and renew books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, games and more from the your library’s vast collection of titles. Log in with your library card to check due dates and renew items.
Literacy Planet is an educational game suite for students in grade levels from Prep – Year 10. This award-winning application provides loads of fun-filled exercises to reinforce and compliment Australian curriculum standards for Literacy.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning company that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional 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.
Learn a language with Mango Languages! Choose from over 70 different languages and learn through practical, real world conversations whilst gaining insights with cultural notes. Mango Languages is the ideal educational tool that allows students to learn, monitor and practice conversational techniques.
The RBdigital app delivers your favourite titles right to your smartphone, tablet or PC including digital magazines and eAudiobooks. RBdigital is home to Australian and international best-selling authors and features publishers unavailable on our other digital services.
Explore the State Library of Victoria’s free online journals, articles, indexes, eBooks and more.
Discover over 100 stories for children to read and stream on your device’s screen! The majority are written by Australian authors and all are read by Australian actors, illustrators, comedians or other personalities. These engaging short stories come to life when read by entertaining personalities and are yours to enjoy from anywhere.
This is a large digital compilation of high-quality reference materials. Developed by GALE Cengage Learning, the Virtual Reference Library covers an extensive subject range from Literature, Legal, Classical and Historical compendiums to Music, Theatre, Mathematics, Technology and the Sciences.