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Online resources

eBooks and eAudiobooks

As a library member, you have free access to a huge collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Our collection includes classics, new releases, non-fiction and best-sellers for all ages that you can download wirelessly to your compatible eReader, iPad, smartphone, mp3 player, PC or laptop.

You can borrow anytime and enjoy automatic returns with no late fees. Simply browse, check out, download and enjoy!

Browsing the collection

You can browse our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooks through our catalogue or directly from our suppliers, Overdrive.

Available apps

Several apps for using eBooks and eAudiobooks can also be downloaded for your device.

Libby by Overdrive


Online resources

City of Marion Libraries provide our customers with access to a range of online resources. There are a wide range of resources available for you to connect to from the comfort of your own home that can help you to learn a new language, find a new author or series to read, answer a puzzling homework question, learn a new computing skill, read a digital magazine and much more.

Best of all, acess to these resources is free with your Marion Library card.


Lynda is a user-friendly online training resource that offers a variety of expertly presented training courses, all of which are updated regularly to maintain relevance. The flexibility of LyndaLibrary allows you to complete training sections entirely at your own pace.

Who Else Writes Like...?

Who Else Writes Like..? is an online resource designed to help introduce both book borrowers and buyers to novelists whose work is unfamiliar to them. It is designed to answer the perennial question: I’ve read all the books by this author, who else writes like that?

Who Next...?

Who Next...? A guide to children’s authors is an interactive online tool designed to help parents, teachers and librarians in schools and public libraries to encourage children and young people to read more widely, by suggesting authors they might enjoy.

The tool can be used to guide children who have already enjoyed stories by one writer to find others who write in a similar way.


Studiosity is a free online tool for students to seek real-time help with homework or for questions regarding writing and formatting resumes, CVs, and job applications. The site is staffed by hundreds of qualified experts who are waiting online to offer assistance from 3pm–10pm Sunday to Friday.

PressReader Newspapers and Magazines

Get access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines as soon as they’re available on the shelves through PressReader. Browse our collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Ancestry Library Edition

Help for family historians! Ancestry Library Edition provides access to an extensive range of genealogical resources from the United States and Great Britain, including census and church records. It also provides limited Australian coverage.

Please note, due to licensing restrictions this database is only available for use in the library.

The Computer School

Access an extensive and comprehensive range of computer skills training covering the world's most popular computer programs.

With 24 hour access via a broadband connection, The Computer School provides quick lesson education via user-friendly tutorials, step by step instructions and easy to follow screenshots. Learn Microsoft Excel or Publisher, Adobe Photoshop or Dreamweaver, Twitter, Facebook and much more.

Transparent Language Online

Learn a language with a personalised learning system that allows you to track your progress.

Transparent Language Online uses the same learning tool that has helped millions of individuals learn new languages quickly, easily and effectively.

Choose from over 80 languages or use the many "English as a Second Language" courses that are available too. All the courses promote reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Road to IELTS

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.


SpineOut Online is a place where you can express your ideas and thoughts and to share your creativity in words, art, film or music. A fun and interactive site.


Students can experience the thrill of being published with PK. Submissions accepted from all subject areas including short stories, poems, art, craft, reviews, musical performances, science projects and more. With interviews of popular children’s authors, sporting heroes, and of course plenty of competitions, it’s a fun and funky place for all primary school kids.

Good Reading

Good Reading Online is an Australian database which helps you find something to read. It includes thousands of easy-to-read independent book reviews and author profiles as well as book trivia.