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Online resources

eBooks and eAudiobooks

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

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

You can borrow anytime and enjoy automatic returns with nolate fees. Simply browse, check out, download and enjoy!

Browsing the collection

You can browse our collection of eBooks and eAudiobooksthrough 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

Overdrive

Online resources

City of Marion Libraries provide our customers with accessto a range of online resources. There are a wide range of resources availablefor you to connect to from the comfort of your own home that can help you tolearn a new language, find a new author or series to read, answer a puzzlinghomework question, learn a new computing skill, read a digital magazine andmuch more.

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

Lynda

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.

Kanopy

Stream critically-acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films anytime with your Library card!

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

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.

Access to Ancestry is now available for a limited time to online library users. Follow the link below, enter your library card and pin number, and then select Ancestry to begin!


Be Connected

Be Connected is an Australia wide initiative which offers free digital technology courses for beginners. Topics include how to access the internet, how to use your device, online safety, and keeping in touch with others online.

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

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.

PKm@g

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.