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Digital collection, research and reference resources including Australian and International encyclopedias, science and history databases, essay writing and study help guides.

All you need is your library card and the world is at your fingertips.

Want to borrow eBooks that expire automatically or download digital magazines to keep for as long as you like? You can also stream free films and music or download MP3s for our eLibrary. No need to worry about return dates!

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  • eAudiobooks and eBooks keyboard_arrow_right

    BorrowBox

    BorrowBox is an easy to use platform that allows you to select and download ebooks and eAudiobooks to your computer or any mobile device. Powered by Bolinda Digital, BorrowBox has a wide selection of titles including latest releases, best sellers and lots of Australian and New Zealand titles.

    BorrowBox

    Instructions for use for Apple, Android and PC

    Wheelers ePlatform

    Wheelers are the largest supplier of books and eBooks to Public Libraries and Schools in Australasia. They also have an extensive book database with tools that compare the availability of print books worldwide.

    Wheelers

    Instructions for use for Apple, Android and PC

    RBdigital

    Browse and borrow hundreds of the best Australian and international titles across eAudiobooks, eBooks, and Magazines for FREE – All In One App!

    RBdigital provides simultaneous loans so you won’t have to wait to borrow a title that you like! Download the RBdigital app through GooglePlay or the Apple App Store today.

    1. Download & launch the RBdigital app
    2. New to RBdigital? Tap on ‘Register now’
    3. Choose ‘Australia’ from the scroll menu
    4. Select AlburyCity Council, click on ‘Create Account’
    5. Enter your library card number
    6. Create a username (we suggest your email address) and a password
    7. Fill in ‘Personal Information’ accept the Terms of Service and tap on ‘Register’
    8. Browse and borrow! RBdigital has simultaneous loans, so you’ll always find a title you like!

    RBdigital

    uLIBRARY

    uLIBRARY allows users to take that book you keep hearing about with you wherever you go.  
    With a great selection of bestselling authors that include Lee Child, Ann Cleeves and James Patterson you can download and listen to professionally recorded audiobooks, brought to life by some of the world’s best performers.

    Boasting titles suited for everyone’s tastes - from “sleep with the lights on” thrillers to sweeping family sagas you’ll be sure to find something to listen to. Best of all, there’s no reason to panic about late fees. With uLIBRARY the titles return automatically - allowing you to move onto your next listen with ease.

    uLIBRARY

    indyreads

    indyreads™ provides access to a statewide collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format.

    To borrow content you will need to have a valid library membership card as well as knowing your catalogue account PIN.  If you do not know your PIN please contact the staff at your library.

    To view content on a Tablet or Smartphone please download the indyreads App for

    Android (https://apps.apple.com/app/indyreads/id1448991111) and

    Apple (https://apps.apple.com/app/indyreads/id1448991111) devices.

    indyreads

    eBook Public Library Collection (EBSCOhost)

    With a collection of nearly 41,000 titles chosen specifically for public libraries, EBSCOhost features fiction titles for both adults and children, as well as best-selling and highly-recommended titles from industry leading publishers.

    A wide range of subjects and topics are covered to meet various research needs, including Self-Help, Health and Fitness, Games, Crafts and Hobbies, Medical, Cooking and Religion. This collection also features titles on Recreation and Leisure, Geography, Commerce, Finance, The Family, Marriage, Women, Folklore, Social and Public Welfare, and Home Economics.

    EBSCOhost

    NoveList Plus

    Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read, this comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

    NoveList Plus

    Who Else Writes Like

    Wondering what to read next? “I’ve read everything written by my favourite adult authors, what shall I read next?” Sound familiar? Well this online resource helps answer that dilemma. Who else Writes Like is an online database for reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read.

    Who Else Writes Like

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    Choice Magazines

    CHOICE Magazine has been helping consumers make better purchasing decisions since it was established in 1959. At CHOICE we pride ourselves on delivering expert, unbiased information you can trust.

    CHOICE Magazine

    Instructions for use for Apple, Android and PC

    RBdigital Magazines

    RBdigital is the world's largest digital magazine service. Get access to over 400 popular magazine titles in digital format as soon as they are released on your computer or mobile device.

    RBDigital

    Instructions for use for Apple, Android and PC

    Newspapers

    We subscribe to the below newspapers:

    Sydney Morning Herald

    The Age

    To access these newspapers from home, please log in to your library account. The newspapers link can be found on the left hand side after logging in.

    Australian Financial Review - access only available in the Library.

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    Beamafilm

    Beamafilm is an independant Australian movie streaming service with offerings for public libraries, educational institutions and consumers. Beamafilm presents a catalogue of award-winning documentary films, independent feature films and associated educational resources.

    Beamafilm

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    Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

    Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database contains 100 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, this database also offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics. The Guide to Critical Analysis enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

    ANZ Points of View Reference Centre

    Britannica

    Britannica Library Edition – The online Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images and web sites.

    Britannica Library Edition

    Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

    Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre – A thriving full-text collection that includes leading Australia/New Zealand and international periodicals, reference books, biographies and over half a million photos, including maps and flags.

    Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre

    MasterFile

    MasterFile Complete is designed specifically for public libraries, it contains full text articles for nearly 2,200 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and more.

    MasterFile Complete

    Academic Search Premier

    Academic Search Premier – A leading scholarly database with comprehensive multidisciplinary content and access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines and other valuable resources.

    Academic Search Premier

    History Reference Centre

    History Reference Centre – Features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.

    History Reference Centre

    Find Legal Answers

    Find Legal Answers is a service provided by the State Library of New South Wales for the NSW community. Free legal information is available through links to fact sheets, online books, legislation, and publications.

    You'll find material on a wide variety of issues including:

    • family, relationships and children
    • wills, estates and planning ahead
    • work and employment
    • health and ageing
    • accidents, compensation and insurance.

    Information on legal advice, support and guidance services for NSW residents is also available.

    Find Legal Answers

    CHOICE Magazine

    CHOICE Magazine has been helping consumers make better purchasing decisions since it was established in 1959. At CHOICE we pride ourselves on delivering expert, unbiased information you can trust.

    CHOICE Magazine

    National Geographic for Kids

    Learn all about geography and fascinating animals.

    National Geographic for Kids

  • History and family history keyboard_arrow_right

    The Albury Wodonga region has a rich and diverse cultural heritage spanning thousands of years.

    The LibraryMuseum has resources for researching local and family history. These include books, reports and environmental studies, maps and architectural plans, local newspapers, pamphlets, oral histories, journals and newsletters.

    Ancestry Library Edition

    Ancestry Library Edition is an important resource to research family history, with more than 1.5 billion names in over 4,000 databases.

    Ancestry Library Edition (Access available via our online catalogue)

    History Reference Centre

    History Reference Centre features full text for thousands of primary source documents and informational texts.

    History Reference Centre

    You can also contact the local historical societies:

    Albury and District Historical Society
    PO Box 822, Albury NSW 2640
    Secretary Mrs Helen Livsey
    Phone: 02 6021 3671
    alburyhistory.org.au

    Wodonga Historical Society
    PO Box 829, Wodonga VIC 3690
    Email: historywodonga@iprimus.com.au

    Further online resources

    Picture Australia

    The Bonegilla Story

    Uiver Memorial Foundation

    Australian War Memorial

    Commonwealth War Graves Commission

    Cora Num's Websites for Genealogists

    Family Search - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

    National Archives of Australia

    National Library of Australia

    NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages

    The Old Bailey, London, Proceedings

    Society of Australian Genealogists

    State Library of New South Wales

    State Library of Victoria

    State Records New South Wales

    World War II Nominal Roll

  • Literary Reference Center Plus

    Literary Reference Center Plus is the definitive literary database covering all genres and timeframes. It includes thousands of full-text poems, short stories, synopses, critical essays, literary journals, reference books and author biographies, plus lesson plans and literary study guides.

    Literary Reference Center Plus

    NoveList Plus

    Created especially for people who love books, NoveList Plus is the premier online database for reading recommendations, available through libraries around the world. Helping readers of all ages find just the right book to read, this comprehensive source of popular and professional book information includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

    NoveList Plus

    Good Reading Online

    Good Reading Online is an Australian resource with information on 'everything about books', including thousands of easy-to-read independent book reviews and interesting Australian and international articles, author profiles, stories on writers' houses, bookshops, short stories, book trivia and more.

    Good Reading Online

  • Consumer Health Complete

    Consumer Health Complete provides evidence based reports, health news and articles from health encyclopaedias and reference books.

    Consumer Health Complete

    Drug Info @ Your Library

    Drug Info @ Your Library provides up to date, easy to read, quality drug and alcohol resources.

    Drug Info @ Your Library

    GreenFILE

    GreenFILE is an extensive online collection of general interest, government and scholarly information covering all aspects of human impact on the environment.

    GreenFILE

    Multicultural Health Communication Service

    Multicultural Health Communication Service provides up to date information on a large range of health issues, presented as fact files in over 60 languages.

    Multicultural Health Communication Service

    Science Reference Center

    Science Reference Center provides extensive coverage of articles on biology, physics, chemistry, earth sciences, space, environment, wildlife and technology.

    Science Reference Center

  • Your library card also grants you access to State Library's online resources, including local and international newspapers, full-text journals, magazines, online databases, eBooks and eAudiobooks.

    State Library of NSW eResources

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    Hobbies and Craft Reference Center

    Detailed "how-to" instructions and creative ideas to meet the interests of virtually every hobby enthusiast from collecting to craft and performing arts. Full text is provided from leading hobby and craft magazines, including bead and button, creative knitting, FineScale Modeler, quilter's world and many more.

    Hobbies and Craft Reference Center

    Haynes Auto Manuals

    Haynes Manuals AllAccess is a library of manuals covering a vast range of car and motorcycle makes and models, with up-to-date content including common repairs, routine maintenance and servicing procedures.
    Library members will be able to access the manuals directly on the library computers but also from home using their library card number

    Haynes Auto Manuals

    Little Big Book Club Make and Do

    Activities, crafts and learning tasks based on The Little Big Book Club's selected books.

    Little Big Book Club Make and Do

    Krokotak

    Ideas for fun new activities for your family to create at home.

    Krokotak

  • CSU Guide for HSC Students

    CSU Guide for HSC Students is an online study resource for HSC students created by Charles Sturt University, with information for all major HSC subjects and courses.

    This guide will offer you resources, information and advice, that will help you during preparation for your HSC.

    CSU Guide for HSC Students

    Writing Home: World War One eResource

    The Writing Home: WWI Letters of Frank Brown eResource is designed for students and teachers studying WWI. The resource contains extracts from letters written by Captain Lew Hewish during World War One to his friend, Frank Brown. Both men were from Albury and the letters offer a fascinating insight into the battle and home front experiences of men from the Albury region during this period. The resource includes recorded and transcribed extracts plus extended transcripts of full letters for study and research. The resource also includes suggested activities based on the letters for classroom use.

    Flickr Album

    Collection Records

    Audio Recordings

    Recorded excerpts from letters written by Captain Les Hewish to Frank Brown.

    8 January 1915, Liverpool
    7 November 1915, Gallipoli
    13 February 1916, Zeitoum
    4 August 1916, France
    22 October 1916
    8 December 1916, France
    24 January 1917, France
    5 February 1917

    Interactive Education Resource

    An education resource for upper primary and secondary students based on the WWI letters of Australian soldier Les Hewish to his friend Frank Brown. The resource includes extracts from the letters, audio recordings and full transcripts of a selection of the letters. The resource includes suggested activities for students exploring the letters as primary sources for learning about WWI.

    Download the iBook

    Interactive Education Resource [PDF 134.472]

    Fighting the Battle of Ideas About Conscription: The Albury Wodonga District During the Great War

    The study guide and accompanying videos below were produced by Dr Bruce Pennay, as teaching and learning materials for use in Albury Wodonga district secondary schools on mandatory topics in the Australian History Curriculum. They are designed to assist students in investigating primary sources related to the causes, conduct and consequences of the two conscription referenda in 1916 and 1917, with a particular focus on the Albury and Wodonga district.

    Fighting the Battle of Ideas About Conscription Education Resource [PDF]

    Referenda Campaigns and Results [MP4]

    Referenda Campaigns and Results Transcript [Word]

    The Enemy Within [MP4]

    The Enemy Within Transcript [Word]

    Online Investigation Activity Sheet

    Students can follow the instructions to research primary sources relating to the referenda and their impact on Australia.

    Online Investigation Activity Sheet [PDF]

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Borrow from our collections of books, DVDs, e-books and magazines; browse the internet on our computers, access free wifi, attend exciting exhibitions and programs, and meet up with friends for a coffee at Retro Lane Café.

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