eResources

h1.pngWe offer a great range of e-resources through our online databases.

Learn a new language, search newspapers online, visit the our consumer health or science reference centres, find your next great read on Novelist, or use Britannica Library Kids for your next school project. There is something for everyone. 

 

How to log on

Library card 1.JPGAll eLibrary services require login with your Kiama Library card. (Look for the number under the barcode on the back - capital K followed by a seven-digit number.)

Not a library member? Join online.

 

State Library of New South Wales eResources

State Library.JPGAccess an extensive range of State Library of New South Wales eResources online with your Kiama Library card. 

Simply go to the State Library of New South Wales to register your Kiama Library membership number. Then browse the State Library's eResources and, when it asks you to sign in, use your Kiama Library number.

 

Explore Kiama's past

Explore Kiamas Past thumbnail.jpgExplore Kiama's Past is an exciting digital home for our rich collection of historic images, documents and oral histories from the Kiama local government area (including Minnamurra, Jamberoo, Gerringong, Gerroa and Foxground). Explore Kiama's Past has powerful search and discovery capabilities to enable you to get the most out of our collections. Search via keyword, or explore via albums organised by subject.

You don't need to be a Kiama Library member to access Explore Kiama's Past - just hop straight on, everyone is welcome. 

 

Ancestry

Ancestry.com logo Ancestry is the world's largest family history database where you can browse census records, start a family tree and more. It provides a wide range of unique resources for genealogical and historical research, with access to over 4000 databases. While Ancestry is generally only available for use in the Kiama Family History Centre, during the library closure, Ancestry is available remotely to library members.

To access Ancestry from home, log in to your library account, then on the left side menu click Ancestry.com (under 'Member weblinks menu'). If you're having trouble, click here for more information or contact the library on (02) 4233 1133.

 

Mango languages

Mango logoMango languages is the fast, easy, and most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. It is an online language learning system that teaches real conversation for practical communication. In no time at all, you'll be able to navigate all sorts of everyday situations - get directions, order a meal, make new friends - the possibilities are endless. 

Go to the Kiama Library Mango sign-up page, then enter your email address, Kiama Library card number and pin of choice. Once you have completed your sign up, download the free Mango app from the App Store (for Apple) or Playstore (for Android), sign in, and you're off!  If you have any difficulty setting up your Mango account, please contact the library on 02 4233 1133 or email support@mangolanguages.com after hours. 

 

Little Bang Discovery On Demand

Little Bang On Demand logo in green speech bubbleConduct experiments at home with your young scientist through Little Bang Discovery On Demand.

Over four fun-filled sessions, this hands-on program will allow children and their accompanying parents to combine everyday objects and experiences with genuine scientific enquiry methods.

 

Databases

 

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Need help finding your next great read? NoveList has been helping readers find their next favourite book for more than twenty years. Browse by genre, age or recommended lists, and categories like 'for fans of ...', or 'haunting and moving' and 'quirky and likeable'.

 

Britannica Library logo.JPGWith separate age-appropriate platforms for kids, teens and adults, Britannica Library is a great resource for school assignments and general interest. Read articles about notable events and people; explore maps of continents, countries and oceans; and access thousands of videos, images and audioclips. The world is your oyster.

 

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One resource, over 3 million images, many uses! Britannica ImageQuest brings lesson plans, assignments and projects to life with the best and broadest offering of curriculum-relevant imagery and clip art materials, all rights-cleared for educational, non-commercial use.

 

Explora logo with hot air balloon graphicA fantastic new mobile-friendly database for students and teachers, EXPLORA allows you to explore by topic or keyword, and access videos, articles and primary source documents for all your assignment needs. 

 

Science Reference Centre buttonThe Science Reference Centre is designed to meet every student researcher's needs. In addition to hundreds of science periodicals, biographies, science reference books, science essays, science encyclopedias and science videos, it contains a vast image collection of landscapes, plants, animals, rock formations and fungi.

 

ANZ reference centre logo with graphic of green tree frogThe Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre is designed for students, researchers and general interest readers, and includes periodicals, reference books, over 80,000 biographies, and an image collection of over 510,000 photos, maps and flags.

 

EBSCO Host logo.JPGThis is your one-stop-shop for Ebsco Host databases - one of the world's largest online research and general information platforms. With quality databases and search features, EBSCOhost helps researchers and general users of all kinds find current, reliable information fast.