Online Resources

 Read, Listen and Watch

Bolinda BorrowBox – eBooks and eAudiobooks
Bolinda eBooks offers free eBooks and eAudiobooks for library members.  All you have to do is go to the website or download the BorrowBox app and chose the Western Suburbs Libraries. Your user name will be your library card number and your password will be your surname. Once you are logged in you can borrow up to 4 eBooks and 4 eAudiobooks for a 2 week loan period.


ComicsPlus brings unlimited access to thousands of digital graphic novels and comics to library patrons on any Web-connected device. Patrons have anytime, anywhere access with Web-connected devices such as tablets, PCs, and smartphones. Patrons can check out as many titles as they would like, and the titles are always available, with no holds or waiting periods.


Kanopy – Streaming Platform

Kanopy is a video streaming platform for public libraries delivering one of the largest collections of indie films, classic cinema, festival and educational documentaries and movies online or through an app. Once you are signed in, you view up to four films or documentaries within a month loan period.

 Overdrive OverDrive – eBooks
OverDrive offers free eBooks for library members. To sign in, select City of Nedlands as your library and enter your library card number. Install Adobe Digital Editions, then download eBooks on your computer or transfer to your iPod, Sony Reader, or other device. You may borrow up to 10 titles at once, for up to 3 weeks. Hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles to choose from. Not compatible with Kindles.

RBDigital – Magazines
The RBDigital premium digital magazine collection is now available to all library members. This collection of eMagazines includes popular titles such as Elle, Gardening Australia, The Economist, Vogue and much more.

  RBDigital – eAudiobooks and eBooks
RBDigital lets you download free e-Audiobooks to your computer, mp3 player or mobile device in a simple one-click process. Hundreds of bestsellers to choose from, with new titles added each month. Classic eBooks are now available in the collection.

Find your next book


Who else writes like? – Author Recommendations
Have you read all the books by your favourite author? Use this site to find other authors who write like them. You can also find recommended books by genre, crossover authors for young adult readers, literary prize winners, author biographies and author websites.

Who Next...? A guide to children’s authors
Are you a parent trying to find new authors for your child to read? Or a teacher wanting to encourage children and young people to read more widely? Who Next…? is an interactive online tool that can be used to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find others who write in a similar way.






Atomic Training

Atomic Training provides online on-demand software training and support tutorials to help users fulfil technology training and development goals.  Atomic Training provides you with software training on: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Windows, Outlook, iPad/iPod Touch, Gmail and many more.


Road to IELTS : IELTS preparation and practice

Are you preparing for IELTS? Use the British Council's Road to IELTS to help develop the skills needed to succeed in the tests. Use your library card membership number to login to either:

Road to IELTS Academic

Road to IELTS General Training


Transparent Language

Are you learning a new language?  Transparent Language provides language learning courses for over 100 languages, including English as a second language.  Create a free account using your library card then log in on your computer at home or mobile device to practice ‘on the go’.  This great resource will help you build your listening, speaking, reading, and writing sklls in no time!


Universal Class – Small Independent Courses
Universal Class offers over 500 online non-credit continuing education courses available free to library members.  Subjects include Accounting, Alternative Medicine, Arts & Photography, Business, Career Training, Computers & Technology, Crafts & Hobbies, Health, Science, Mathematics, Law, Office Skills, and hundreds more.  You may enroll in up to 5 courses and have up to 6 months to finish each course.  Every course has a real instructor you can communicate with by email.  Enter your library card number to create an account, and study at your own pace, 24/7 from anywhere. List of available courses.

 Genealogical Resources – Access only in the libraries

Discover your ancestors with the world's largest family history website. Search birth, death, marriage and census records, military records, immigration and emigration records, photographs and maps, newspaper articles and periodicals.


Find My Past Australia
Find My past Australia is a family history and genealogy website, with access to over 50 million historical records covering Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. These are mainly family history records, but you'll also find thousands of social, government and general history records. Note this is limited to two users at once.

  Busy Things
Is an online resource for the early years that includes 115+ fun learning activities that help children learn important skills in the key learning areas of creative development, problem solving, reasoning, numeracy, communication, language and literacy and knowledge and understanding of the world.
  StoryBox Library
A place where the wonderful world of Australian Children's Literature is on permanent exhibit Story Box Library in a beautiful online ‘reading room’. Story Box Library connects children with literature through the complementary medium of film, providing our audience with a vibrant, interactive experience via a diverse range of storytellers, each sharing past and present book titles.



Cochrane Library
Collection of evidence-based medicine databases, including the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.


Encyclopaedia Britannica
An up-to-date online encyclopaedia suitable for all age groups. To access from home, login with your library barcode.


Popular Magazines
Read articles from hundreds of magazines, academic, professional and trade journals on a range of subjects. Including current events, sports, science, business, travel, education and health.


Trove – Australian National Library Collection
Search Australian newspapers, pictures, sound recordings, diaries, letters, and maps from libraries, museums and institutions across Australia. If you are researching in the fields of the social sciences, literature, local or family history, or need inspiration for your school assignment, this is the tool for you. is an effective, non-boring way to study for your written driving test.  It gives you unlimited access to information and resources specific to Western Australia.  These great resources include 3 car practice tests, 1 exam simulator, 3 online driver’s manuals (2016), and a FAQ section with 100+ questions related to getting your driver licence.