ebooks, eaudio and emagazines

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BorrowBox ebooks and eaudiobooks

Borrowbox includes many of the latest Australian titles as ebooks and eaudiobooks. Library members can download up to 4 titles every 14 days.

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OverDrive ebooks, eaudiobooks and emagazines

OverDrive ebooks, eaudiobooks and emagazines include the latest fiction and popular titles. Borrow up to 10 titles at a time. Magazines do not count toward checkout limits.

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Story Box Library

Story Box Library is a platform of narrated ebooks for children with interactive storytelling features. There's mainly Australian and New Zealand authors and narrators, and stories are accompanied by activity sheets.

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For parents and children

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ABC Kids listen

ABC Kids listen is a free dedicated 24/7 radio station and on-demand app for kids and their grown-ups, brought to you by the ABC.

Safe, fun and educational. Listen to live radio or a choice of audio programs. Download to listen when you want to. Give a soundtrack to your child’s day.

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Library for All

A free global digital library of culturally relevant stories that allows children to read in languages they understand and features characters they can relate to.

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Gale Interactive: Science

An illustrated dictionary with coverage of biology, chemistry, earth science and human anatomy.

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Parent TV

A curated collection of videos from leading parenting and educational experts offering advice on pregnancy, baby, and the toddler/preschool years. Topics covered include preparing for birth, post birth experiences, maternal wellbeing, baby and toddler development and parenting tips for common parenthood concerns.

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Community languages

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On-demand English language courses focusing on living, studying, and working in Australia.

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LOTE4Kids allows children to enjoy the magic of books in community languages, both in the library and at home.

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QLD cloudLibrary Language Collection

Ebooks and eaudiobooks in languages other than English (LOTE) on a digital platform.

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Explore and learn

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Ancestry Library Edition

Explore your family's story. Ancestry Library Edition is available onsite at your local library.

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LinkedIn Learning for Library

Courses and video tutorials on the latest commercial software, creative and business skills.

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A primary resource of Australian literature and storytelling, theatre, film and television.

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Comprehensive record of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander publications.

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Free Digital Literacy eresources

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GCF LearnFree.org

Free self-paced tutorials and online classes on a range of topics including technology, Microsoft Office tutorials, math, career, reading, everyday life skills and more. No need to create an account or sign in. For further assistance see the printable how-to guide.

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Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum

Developed by Microsoft, the site is for beginners to those who have some experience. It has resources to teach generic skills and concepts in topic areas such as Computer Basics, The Internet, Cloud Services, and the World Wide Web; Productivity Programs (MS Word, Excel etc), Computer Security and Privacy; Digital Lifestyles.

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Free Health and Law eresources

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ABC Health

Latest news from the ABC and an A to Z library of topics relevant to Australians.

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Cochrane Library

A regularly updated online resource containing a collection of evidence-based databases. Reviews of different treatments feature a plain language summary, with the aim of making the information accessible to everyone. All Australians have free access to the Cochrane Library as a result of the Australian Government funding a national subscription.

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Legal Aid Queensland

Legal Aid Queensland's free legal information publications are available online. The factsheets and guides have lots of useful legal information on a range of common legal issues including Criminal justice, Work and money and Personal rights and safety

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Last modified: April 2024