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Online Resources and Services

Libby by OverDrive

Borrow and read ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines from your library using your phone or tablet. It's easy to get started - all you need is a library card. Download the app from the App Store, Google Play or the Microsoft Store.

PressReader

Over 7,000 publications from over 100 countries. PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content.  Explore titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia, Vogue and many more.

lynda Library

lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Road to IELTS

A self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam. Access free online self-study materials to support IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic test preparations.

Public computers

Public computers are available at all branches. Computer access is free. All Computers provide internet access, have Microsoft Office installed and allow saving to USB drives.

Wireless network

All branches provide free access to the internet via a wireless network – all you will need is a wireless enabled device.

Printing and copying services

Our libraries offer a range of printing, photocopying and scanning resources. you can even print from home.

Digital Magazines

Digital Magazines & Newspapers

About

With over 7,000 publications from over 100 countries in 60+ languages, PressReader is the leading digital newspaper and magazine provider for premium content. Explore titles such as Better Homes & Gardens, Gardening Australia, The Guardian, Vogue Australia, Women’s Weekly, Inside Sport & much more from all over the world!

Existing users

Visit the PressReader Catalogue here.

Getting started

You'll need SA OneCard Library Membership (which gives you an "X0" or "D0" barcode number and PIN).

If you don't have library membership, then use the online sign-up form here.

Smartphone/tablet/iPad

PC access

Follow our PressReader Help Guide for PC to get started.

Another digital magazine option:

OverDrive using Libby or your PC

Titles include New Scientist, Grand Designs, ABC Organic Gardener, 4x4 Magazine Australia, Australian Geographic, Australian Women’s Weekly, Better Homes and Gardens Australia, Delicious, Girlfriend Australia, Marie Claire Australia, Money Magazine, Vogue Australia, Wheels, WHO, Woman's Day and many, many more!

As above, you'll need SA OneCard Library Membership.

If you don't have library membership, then use the online sign-up form here.

Help guides:

Smartphone/tablet

We recommend you install the Libby app (Apple, Android). Or, use it in your web browser at libbyapp.com

When you install and open the app, you'll be prompted to select your library and sign in with your Library Card Number ("X0" or "D0" barcode number) and PIN.

PC access

Access here and sign in with your Library Card Number ("X0" or "D0" barcode number) and PIN.

Loans

You can borrow as many digital magazines as you like on Libby.

Loans are for a 21 day period.

Titles are automatically ‘returned’ after the three weeks and do not remain permanently on your device.

eBooks and Audiobooks

eBooks & Audiobooks

About

The One Card Network gives you access to a massive range of OverDrive eBook & Audiobook titles.

Our titles include classics, new releases, nonfiction & bestsellers for all ages. Borrow anytime & enjoy automatic returns with no late fees.

IMPORTANT: due to licensing, our service is NOT compatible with Kindle e-Readers

Getting started

You'll need SA OneCard Library Membership (which gives you an "X0" or "D0" barcode number and PIN).

If you don't have library membership, then use the online sign-up form here.

Help guides:

Smartphone/tablet

We recommend you install the Libby app (Apple, Android). Or, use it in your web browser at libbyapp.com

When you install and open the app, you'll be prompted to select your library and sign in with your Library Card Number ("X0" or "D0" barcode number) and PIN.

PC access

Access here and sign in with your Library Card Number ("X0" or "D0" barcode number) and PIN.

Online Learning (lynda.com)

Online Learning (lynda.com)

About

Turn on. Log in. Get smart ... let the learning begin.

Thousands of lynda.com video training courses for animation, music, business, design, IT, photography, using the web & more!

Getting started

You'll need SA OneCard Library Membership (which gives you an "X0" or "D0" barcode number and PIN).

If you don't have library membership, then use the online sign-up form here.

Smartphone/tablet

We recommend you install the Lynda.com app from here.

When you install and open the app, you'll be prompted to sign in with your "X0" or "D0" barcode number and PIN.

Help guide for app access is here.

PC access

Access here and sign in with your "X0" or "D0" barcode number and PIN.

Family History (Ancestry)

Family History (Ancestry)

About

Ancestry.com Library Edition provides access to an extensive range of genealogical resources from the United States and United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records. It also provides limited Australian coverage.

PC access

This service is usually only available using computers within the library, however for a limited time you can access the service remotely (e.g. on your home computer).

We thank our supplier for making remote access possible as libraries deal with the impact of Coronavirus COVID-19.

To access:

1. Visit here.

2. Log in with your library card number & PIN.

English Training (IELTS)

English Training (IELTS)

About

IELTS is the International English Language Testing System, the world's proven English language test.

Road to IELTS is a self-study IELTS preparation course produced by the British Council to help candidates prepare for the IELTS exam. It provides access to free online self-study materials to support IELTS General Training and IELTS Academic test preparations.

You can use Road to IELTS in the library, or at home.

Getting started

You'll need SA OneCard Library Membership (which gives you an "X0" or "D0" barcode number and PIN).

If you don't have library membership, then use the online sign-up form here.

PC/Tablet access

The IELTS Academic test is for people applying for higher education or professional registration in an English-speaking environment. It reflects some of the features of academic language and assesses whether you are ready to begin studying or training.

This approach is widely supported by the institutions that recognise IELTS.

Access IELTS Academic here and sign in with your "X0" or "D0" barcode number and PIN.

The IELTS General Training test is for those who are going to English speaking countries for secondary education, work experience or training programs. It is also a requirement for migration to Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the UK. The test focuses on basic survival skills in broad social and workplace contexts.

Access IELTS General Training here and sign in with your "X0" or "D0" barcode number and PIN.

Libraries SA App

Libraries SA App

App

About

Access Libraries of South Australia from your mobile device.

Manage your SA OneCard Network account, search the catalogue, renew and reserve books and digital content.

The app's key features include:

Use your phone as a library card - store your membership number and barcode on your phone

Search the catalogue - locate items on the catalogue and place holds with just a few clicks

eBooks & audiobooks - read our massive range of titles on your tablet or phone

Digital magazines - free access to more than 400 big name magazine titles like Women's Weekly, Top Gear, Men's Fitness, Elle, Vogue and Better Homes & Gardens

Online learning - free access to thousands of lynda.com courses covering topics like design, business, animation, photography, digital and technology

Scan any book, DVD or CD barcode to see if it's in our libraries - You could be at a friend's house or even out shopping when you see an interesting book, DVD or CD - just scan its barcode to see if you can borrow it from your library

What's on - see which events are happening at a library near you

My account - manage your checkouts and loans (e.g. extend loan) with a few clicks.

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Events & Programs

Our libraries offer a range of events and programs for all ages.

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Suggest We Buy

Are you looking for an item which we don't have?

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