Thursday, July 16, 2020

Library e-Resources

E-books and E-Audio

BorrowBox Library - Bolinda Digital

Bolinda digital Download books online to listen to at your leisure at home, in the car, in fact anywhere that you can take your mp3 player or audio player. There is a great range of books, have a browse and you might be surprised.

It's Here! Bolinda digital’s exciting new mobile apps are now available for both iTunes and Android devices. Click the appropriate link to be taken to the app store, or from your device search for "Borrowbox" and then once you have installed the app on your device you will need to search for the name of your library service in the ‘Library’ field provided and then login in the usual way.

Quick instructions on how to set yourself up can be found on this image


Free magazines are now available with RB Digital! There are lots to choose from, there is no limit on how many people can borrow a title at once, and once you have downloaded it, it’s yours to keep. All patrons must join both Zinio and South West Zone Digital Library using exact login.

Instructions to open a RB Digital account and borrow a magazine available - click here.

Free SouthWest Zone Digital Library:

RB Digital Collection:


The Berrigan Shire Library Service now has access to Storytime.  With your library card you now have access to almost 300 stories online via Story Box Library.  Click on the link below to access the Storytime login.


Indiyreads is a State Library initiative that provides access to a collection of independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles in eBook and eAudio format. (Web Browser Version)

Username: Your Library Barcode

Password: Your Date of Birth


World Trade Press Database

Global Road Warrior

AtoZ The World

AtoZ World Business

AtoZ World Culture:

AtoZ World Food:

AtoZ World Travel:

Lingo Lite:

AtoZ Food America:

AtoZ Maps Online

AtoZ The USA

Our new Online Book Clubs via Borrowbox

The Jade Lily by Kirsty Manning

In 2016, fleeing London with a broken heart, Alexandra returns to Australia to be with her grandparents, Romy and Wilhelm, when her grandfather is dying. With only weeks left together, her grandparents begin to reveal the family mysteries they have kept secret for more than half a century.

In 1939, two young girls meet in Shanghai, the 'Paris of the East': beautiful local Li and Viennese refugee Romy form a fierce friendship. But the deepening shadows of World War Two fall over the women as Li and Romy slip between the city's glamorous French Concession and the desperate Shanghai Ghetto. Eventually, they are forced separate ways as Romy doubts Li's loyalties.

After Wilhelm dies, Alexandra flies to Shanghai, determined to trace her grandparents' past. As she peels back the layers of their hidden lives, she begins to question everything she knows about her family - and herself.

A gorgeously told tale of female friendship, the price of love, and the power of hardship and courage to shape us all.

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Book 1):

The most anticipated fantasy of the year, soon to be a major motion picture

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie’s Reaper mother summoned forth souls. But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were targeted and killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl, and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.


Aussie Driver Learner Driver Program now available to Berrigan Shire residents

The Berrigan Shire library service have arranged for a subscription to Aussie Driver, a free driver education program.

The online Driver Education program contains the following state-specific information:
- 3 car practice learner permit knowledge tests
- 3 online driver’s manuals (2015)
- FAQ section with 100+ questions related to getting your driver licence

Aussie Driver will automatically update the program as new practice tests become available.

Aussie Driver is available here:


Website address:
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Password: choice

Australia/NZ Reference Centre

Australia/NZ Reference Centre Australian and NZ specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and Australian and NZ specific magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books included to create a large collection of regional full text content. Examples of titles offered include: The Australian, The Herald Sun, The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, Australia & World Affairs, Australia Country Report, Australian Geographic, Family Matters, Management, Marketing Bulletin, Time Australia, and many others.

Health Link

Consumer Health Complete is a great source of full text information on a diverse range of health related subject areas. Included are links to diet, cancer, and health assessment sites as well as government databases. Material contained in this Resource Center is intended for informational purposes only.


GreenFILE indexes scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports. This resource offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the environment.

Literary Reference Center

Literary Reference Center Literary Reference Center is a comprehensive database that provides users with a broad spectrum of information on thousands of authors and their works across literary disciplines and timeframes.

MasterFILE Premier

MasterFILE Premier Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 magazines covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more.

NoveList Plus

NoveList Plus A readers' advisory service with a comprehensive database of fiction books and authors - great resource to expand your reading and find new authors.

National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia link.

State Library of NSW

State Library of NSW link.

Ancestry Australia

Ancestry Australia A free service available only when accessed from the library computers. To access the service from your home computer please visit, subscription charges will apply.

Dynamic Learning Online 

A Simple Solution to Office, Windows, and Introductory Computer Training. Dynamic Learning Online provides a simple online training solution, teaching you how to use popular computer applications. Currently includes training for the following products and areas:

  • Introduction to Computer Technology

  • Using and searching the Internet

  • Microsoft Office

  • Microsoft Windows

  • Setting up email accounts

To access this great resource please follow the link to their website. Please note this is only available from this link or from one of the computers in your local library branch.

Encyclopedia Brittanica online

Encyclopedia Brittanica online link.

Academic Search Elite

Academic Search Elite is a Scholarly collection of information covering a range of academic subject fields. With full text for more than 2,100 journals.

Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre

Australia/New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre contains a range of essays presenting multiple perspectives of a current issue. Provides overview, point, counterpoint, and critical thinking guide.

Science Reference Center

Science Reference Center Science Reference Center is an in-depth, curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs.

State Library Drug Information Pages

State Library Drug Information Pages link.

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