Online services and resources

The Kwinana Public Library provides access to a range of online resources for library users. All resources are free to use. Access to all of these resources is provided within the library and most can also be used from home by logging in using your library card barcode number. The resources listed are provided by the City of Kwinana, the State Library of Western Australia or the Australian Government.

Information on eResources for children is available on our Activities and Services for Children page

Antiques and collectibles

Carter's Price Guide to Antiques​​​​

A fully indexed online price guide to antiques, containing over 90,000 items.

Books and authors

Who Else Writes Like ...?​ 

Designed to help fiction readers who have read all the books by their favourite authors and are seeking new names to try. It will help you make the most of the range of books available at your local public library.

Career assistance

MyCareerMatch​

An online career survey that helps people choose a career that’s right for them, focussing on what they are good at and their natural strengths. Also provides information on how to write a winning resumé.

Studiosity​

Studiosity is an Australian online study-help service, which connects you to real subject specialists for assistance with CVs, resumés, and cover letters. Receive in less than 24-hours expert writing feedback on structure, choice of language, spelling and grammar in job application documents. Also access real-time, interactive study help all day, every day. The service is free to all members of the Kwinana Public Library.

Computers and the internet

Be Connected

Online courses on everything from how to access the Internet to using your device and keeping in touch with others online.

The Computer School
Self-paced, online computer skills tutorials aimed at beginner and intermediate level. Covers computer basics, email, Internet, Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Publisher, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Facebook, YouTube, Skype and many other topics. The tutorials include step-by-step instructions along with exercises and activities to help learn.

eSma​rt​

An initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, eSmart Libraries uses a cultural change approach to improve cyber safety and reduce cyber bullying. A large range of cyber and digital literacy resources are available, covering self-learning, scams awareness, media content guidelines, and channels for reporting scams and abuse

Driver training

Aussie-Driver.com​  

Free WA permit practice tests and drivers’ handbooks.​

eBooks and Audiobooks

Bolinda Borrowbox​

Borrow, download and enjoy eBooks and Audiobooks from Australian and international authors.

Overdrive​

Download eBooks and Audiobooks to your computer, smartphone, iPod/iPad, tablet, or other compatible device.

Wheelers ePlatform​

Enjoy a range of Australasian and international eBook titles.

Encyclopaedias and reference

World Book Online

World Book Online provides a suite of resources featuring non-fiction informational text, multimedia, primary sources, maps, compare and contrast tools, and many more features, with content designed for early learning, kids, student and advanced levels.

Family history and genealogy

Ancestry Library Edition

Only available for use in the library

Provides access to thousands of information databases including UK census returns (1841-1901), Australian electoral rolls (1901-1954), US census returns and more.

Find My Past - Australia/New Zealand edition

Only available for use in the library

A family history and genealogy website with millions of records covering Australia and New Zealand. 

Health and medicine

Cochrane Library Online 

The Cochrane Library consists of a regularly updated collection of evidence-based medicine databases.​

Homework help

Studiosity 

Studiosity is an Australian online study-help service, which connects you to real subject specialists for assistance with homework, assignments, exam preparation and study questions. Aimed at students in years 3 to 12, the service provides real-time, interactive help with Mathematics, various Science subjects and English. Advice on research and study skills is also available. Writing feedback in less than 24-hours and on-demand study help is available 24/7 - all day, every day – free to Kwinana Public Library members.

Languages

Mango Languages​

An online language-learning system that can help you learn languages such as Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian and more.

​Road to IELTS - a preparation course 

General training module or Academic module

Get ready for the IELTS exam or improve your English with this online practice course. Includes 120 hours of intensive work on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking.

AMES Online English

Access World Wide English, Living in Australia and Jobseekers Online courses, teaching communication skills for living and working in English-speaking countries through videos, listening tasks, resources, tests, quizzes and more.

Magazines and newspapers

Good Reading Online Hub for Book Lovers​

Find a wide range of articles about books and authors and independent reviews of the latest books, listen to podcasts, keep up with the latest book news and find the best books for kids.

Good Reading digital edition

Read an exact digital copy of the monthly print edition with added online features. Contains quality reviews, author profiles and news about books. You can browse the pages or keyword search thousands of articles in current and past issues. A great resource for book clubs.

SpineOut e-zine

SpineOut is an exciting online magazine for Young Adults, brought to you by the Good Reading team. It’s a special place for you to express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. Be part of this fun online resource by submitting reviews of newly published YA books, book trailers, poems, short stories, music lyrics, videos and art work. Experience the thrill of being published! ​

RB Digital​ 

RBdigital Magazines, the world's largest newsstand that offers full-colour digital magazines for anytime, anywhere reading on desktops, mobile devices, and apps. The collection includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods and no limits.

Niche Academy

A learning platform that includes video tutorials for many online library resources, computers, the Internet, social media, research skills and more.

My Career Match

An online career survey that helps people choose a career that’s right for them, focussing on what an individual is good at and their natural strengths. It also provides information on how to write a winning resume.

Mobile print service

The Kwinana Public Library offers a mobile printing service. With the mobile print service, you can print from anywhere on any device and pick-up your printing at the library during opening hours.​

Movies​

Kanopy​ 

Access more than 30,000 movies on Kanopy, an on-demand streaming video service that contains films and documentaries from top suppliers including the BBC, Criterion Collection, Ronin Films and Madman Entertainment.

Music

Freegal Music

Freegal® Music is an ad-free streaming and downloading service, where you can access today’s hits and a readily available collection of over one million albums consisting of 15+ million songs from more than 200 genres and much, much more.

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