Free CV and cover letter help, online 24/7

Need a second set of eyes on your cover letter, or want some advice on your CV/resume?

With your library membership, you get free access to Studiosity: online, 24/7 CV and cover letter help from real professionals.

 

1. Connect Live: Be connected with a friendly, professional Subject Specialist for live, one-to-one typed chat help in real time.

2. CV Feedback: Submit your CV or cover letter, and in less than 24 hours writing specialists will provide detailed feedback on how you can improve it.

To access Studiosity, use this link or visit studiosity.com/access, find your library and enter your library membership details.

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Tutorial Videos

Niche Academy Tutorial Videos

Niche Academy videos will teach you how to start using

  • e-books and e-audio platforms such as BorrowBox and Libby
  • Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Snapchat
  • Gmail, Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Ancestry.com and other databases available in the Library

 

 

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Library Youtube: Borrowbox

These step by step videos have been created by the library staff to help you download and borrow our eBooks and eMagazines.

 

 

 

 

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Tech Savvy Seniors YouTube Channel

Visit the NSW State Library Tech Savvy Seniors YouTube Channel for a range of online training videos in selected community languages. Videos cover topics such as smartphones, smartphone apps and Zoom.  Videos are available in English, Arabic, Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin and Vietnamese

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Music and Film

Beamafilm - Streaming films

Why pay for Netflix when you can use Beamafilm for free? Beamfilm has new releases, independent films and documenatries on offer. 
Download the app for Apple and Android.

See Account Setup Instructions to view from your internet enabled phone, tablet or computer, even the browser on your smart TV. 

 
 
 

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Australian Music Centre

The Australian Music Centre (AMC) is the national service organisation dedicated to the promotion and support of art music in Australia. The AMC houses and curates the most comprehensive catalogue of Australian music, a living collection of scores, recordings, research papers, teaching kits, classroom materials and aggregated media.

 

 
 

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Books, authors, reviews and biographies 
 

 

Australian Poetry Library 

This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the internet.

 

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Gale Books and Authors  

Looking for a good book? Answer the age-old question, 'What do I read next?' Search and match reading interests to books, authors, genres, or topics.

 
 

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Gale Literature Resource Centre

Gale Literature Resource Centre is a comprehensive database that allows users to find up-to-date biographies, overviews, full-text criticisms, audio interviews, and reviews on writers from all eras.

 

 
 

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ebooks and e-audio books  
 

 

BorrowBox - ebooks and audio books 

With the BorrowBox library app, you can browse, borrow and download bestselling titles by your favourite authors. No need to return items either, they expire automatically if you don't renew your loan.. The app is available for most major desktop and mobile platforms. Download the app for Apple and Android or join online

BorrowBox Guide

Try this BorrowBox online tutorial!

 

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Libby, by Overdrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. Download the app for Apple and Android or connect online

Instructions for setting up Libby

Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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indyreads

The indyreads™ app provides New South Wales Public Library members with free access to a statewide collection of eBook & Audiobook titles. Including independent Australian and international titles, classic literature and modern award-winning titles

The app is available for most major desktop and mobile platforms. 

Download the app for Apple and Android or join online

 

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Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg is an online library of free eBooks.

Project Gutenberg was the first provider of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and his memory continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related content today.

Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks formats, download or read them online. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for you to enjoy.

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Articles and information for reference & research  
 

 

Gale In Context: Global Issues 
 

Gale In Context: Global Issues can help us to analyze important global issues and events through topic overviews, international viewpoints, news, and multimedia content.

 
 

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Gale In Context: Science

Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.

 

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Gale Interactive: Science

Manipulate 3D interactive models to visualize and understand concepts in biology, chemistry, earth, and space science.

 

 
 

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Gale Onefile: Computer Science

Access leading business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronics industries.

 

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.

 
 

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Gale Onefile: Culinary Arts

Find a variety of information from major cooking and nutrition magazines as well as key reference titles.

 

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SBS Cultural Atlas

The Cultural Atlas is an educational resource providing comprehensive information on the cultural background of Australia’s migrant populations

The Atlas is a collaborative project between SBS, International Education Services (IES), and Multicultural NSW. This resource aims to inform and educate the public in cross-cultural attitudes, practices, norms, behaviours and communications.

 
 

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The State Library eResources

The State Library have made their eResources available online to all public library card holders in NSW. Free 24/7 access to local and International newspapers, ebooks, full text journals, magazines and online databases. Explore here. If you don't have a library card you can join online.

 

 

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Gale Onefile: Gardening and Horticulture

Find millions of articles on the practical and scientific aspects of horticulture studies. For all horticultural enthusiasts.

 

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Health and wellness  
 

 

Gale Health and Wellness

Access full-text medical journals, magazines, reference works, multimedia, and much more. This comprehensive consumer health resource provides authoritative information on the full range of health-related issues, from current disease and disorder information to in-depth coverage of alternative medical practices for researchers of all levels.

 

 

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Gale Onefile: Health and Medicine

Find up-to-date information on a range of health care topics. Best for students, researchers, and health care professionals.

 

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Gale Onefile: Nursing and Allied Health

Research full-text titles cited in CINAHL and other resources to support specialized care, treatment, and patient management.

 

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Gale In Context: World History

Uncover information on hundreds of the most significant people, events, and topics in world history from a variety of sources.

 

 

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Gale In Context: Biography

Discover the world's most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.

 

 

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Business Resources 
 

 

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship

Learn how to start, finance, or manage your small business. Includes sample business plans, how to guides, articles, and more.

 

 
 

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Gale Business: Plan Builder

Grow, plan, and optimize a business/nonprofit. Utilize development tools and a step-by-step process to build a business plan.

 

 
 

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Homework help  
 

 

Free study and homework help, online 24/7

Feeling overwhelmed, stuck on a study question or not sure where to even start with an assignment?

With your library membership, you get free access to Studiosity: online study help from real people.

 

1. Connect Live: select a subject (writing, maths, science, economics, assignment research and more), type your question and you’ll be connected with a friendly Subject Specialist for live, one-to-one help in real time

2. Writing Feedback: submit your draft essay or written assignment, and in less than 24 hours a writing specialists will send it back with detailed feedback on how you can improve your work.

3. Practice Quizzes: access a database of over 750 practice tests in all core curriculum subjects

To access Studiosity, use this link or visit studiosity.com/access, find your library and enter your library membership details.

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online 

Through one enquiry you can search across:
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Student Britannica
Encyclopedia Junior Britannica
Encyclopedia Concise Britannica
Journals, websites and videos!

 

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 NSW Primary Industries

This website covers agriculture, fishing & aquaculture, forests and minerals & petroleum. The NSW Department of Primary Industries acts in partnership with industry and other public sector organisations to foster profitable and sustainable development of primary industries in New South Wales, the department delivers a wide range of services to primary industries and rural communities.

 
 

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Google Maps

Navigate around the globe, explore maps and calculate recommended navigation.

 

 
 

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Law  
 

 

Hot Topics

A plain language series about recent changes and current debates in the law. 
Topics cover:
Domestic Violence, Courts and Tribunals, Voting and Elections, You and Your Lawyer, The Australian Legal System, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.

 

 

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Find Legal Answers

Free legal information for the Community of NSW. 

Choose a pathway to get started with your legal research. It's easy to navigate and it's written in plain english!

 

 

 

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National Construction Code

The National Construction Code (NCC) provides the minimum necessary requirements for new buildings (and new building work in existing buildings) throughout Australia.

Administration of the NCC is the responsibility of the States and Territories under their various building and plumbing Acts and Regulations. 

Individuals can gain free online access to the NCC by registering on the National Construction Code  website, administerd by the  Australian Building Codes Board.

 

 

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Local and family history  
 

 

Ancestry.com - Only available in the Library 

Ready to make your first discovery? It's not just history. It's your history. So start with yourself and we'll help you find more about your heritage.

 

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The Picton Post 
 

To help you with your research, or you just have an interest in days gone by, the old Picton Post (NSW : 1907 - 1954) has been digitised and can be accessed in TROVE.


 
 

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Wollondilly Street Name Register
 

The Wollondilly Street Name Register allows the public to search all existing road names within the shire and view the history behind the name.
The public is able to contribute to the Street register by providing/submitting additional or missing historical information, including photos.
The public can also suggest new road names for future developments within our shire so we can continue to preserve our local history within road names for future generations.


 

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Newspapers, journals and magazines  
 

 

Gale OneFile: News

Access major newspapers online to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, or other fields. Includes Australian News Limited and Fairfax newspapers.

 

 
 

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Choice Magazine Online

CHOICE was founded in 1959 with one clear mission: to ensure the consumer voice is heard loudly and clearly. CHOICE empowers consumers to get the most out of all their purchasing decisions by providing a mix of advocacy and advice. 

Ask for a username and password from the library service desk.

 

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National Geographic Virtual Library

Browse this cross-searchable platform for research insight from journalism's most trusted name in exploration and discovery.

 

 
 

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Gale General OneFile

Access general interest magazines and key serials in a single resource. Best for general research.

 

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Libby, by Overdrive

Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines to read on your phone or tablet using the Libby app by OverDrive. Download the app for Apple and Android or connect online

Instructions for setting up Libby

Learn more at overdrive.com/apps/libby/.

 

 

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The District Reporter

Established 18 years ago, The District Reporter is an independent, locally owned and operated country newspaper distributed weekly. Archived editions from April 2009 to present are available.


 
 
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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Find overviews, news, and opinions on hundreds of today's important social issues.

 

 
 

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National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

 

 
 

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Parents and children  
 

 

Storybox Library - online reading room for kids 

Story Box Library features engaging online Australian stories read by some of Australia's finest storytellers.  Access in library or anywhere, anytime from your chosen electronic device. It's FREE for library members - all you need is you library barcode number.

 

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National Geographic Kids

Explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

 

 
 

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Australian Poetry Library 

This website currently contains over 42,000 poems, representing the work of more than 170 Australian poets. All the poems are fully searchable, and may be accessed and read freely on the internet.

 

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online 

Through one enquiry you can search across:
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Student Britannica
Encyclopedia Junior Britannica
Encyclopedia Concise Britannica
Journals, websites and videos!

 

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Languages  
 

 

Mango Languages 

Learn a new language for free!
Mango is the award-winning online language resource giving you access to more than 70 world languages.
Mango Languages will teach you the practical grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and cultural skills of some of the world's most popular languages.

Download the app for Apple and Android.


 


 

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Library Mobile App 
 

 

Spydus Mobile 

Spydus mobile is your anywhere 24/7 library access. This app gives you access to search for, save and reserve from our entire collection at any time, as well as  renew loans, display your digital library card, create and view saved book lists and discover featured and recommended titles.

Download the app for Apple and Android.


 


 

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